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Spain: UGT – El cambio climático, un importante riesgo para la seguridad y la salud en el trabajo

En el Día Mundial de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo desde UGT alertamos de que la crisis climática supone un importante riesgo para la salud de las personas trabajadoras

Para UGT, el 28 de abril es una fecha crucial, en la que recordamos a todas aquellas personas trabajadoras que han muerto o han sufrido las consecuencias de los accidentes de trabajo y de las enfermedades profesionales.

En 2023, según datos provisionales, se produjeron 1.194.907 accidentes de trabajo, y se registraron 721 accidentes mortales, muchos de ellos por causas fácilmente prevenibles. Son cifras muy elevadas: seguimos denunciando 2 muertes al día en el trabajo.

Además de ser un día para el recuerdo, para el sindicato es un día de reivindicación y denuncia, ya que tenemos que visibilizar esta lacra. Creemos que la sociedad ha normalizado las muertes en el trabajo.

Y un día para homenajear y reconocer el trabajo de los miles de delegados y delegadas de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales (PRL) que con su acción sindical cuidan y protegen la salud y la seguridad de sus compañeros y compañeras.

Manifiesto

Este año hemos elegido el lema “La crisis climática, un importante riesgo para la seguridad y la salud en el trabajo”.
Es evidente que las distintas transiciones que están sucediendo afectan a todos los ámbitos de la vida, incluyendo el trabajo y los riesgos asociados al mismo. Ante la velocidad de estos cambios debemos adaptarnos. Por lo tanto, en el contexto actual de transformación, debemos reflexionar sobre cómo garantizar unas condiciones laborales seguras y saludables para todos y todas.

La transición demográfica, con sociedades cada vez más envejecidas, o la digitalización del mundo del trabajo también están afectando a la salud de las personas trabajadoras. La monitorización constante, la falta de desconexión, la intensificación del trabajo, la reducción de la autonomía y determinación de la persona trabajadora sometida a la nueva inteligencia artificial, acaban provocando serios problemas de salud física y mental entre las trabajadoras y los trabajadores.

También desde UGT venimos alertando desde hace tiempo de la necesidad de afrontar e intensificar los esfuerzos para luchar contra el cambio climático. Los expertos señalan a España como uno de los países más vulnerables y los impactos ya están mostrándose.

Por tanto, cambios y retos que precisan una revisión y adecuación del actual marco normativo en materia preventiva a las nuevas realidades del mundo del trabajo.

Debemos anticiparnos y gestionar los cambios derivados de esta triple transición, abordándolos, junto con otros de relevancia, en la mesa de diálogo social que está abierta. Por lo que, desde UGT instamos al gobierno a agilizar los trabajos de esta mesa, con el fin de llegar a acuerdos cuanto antes, con la única prioridad de proteger la seguridad y salud de las personas trabajadoras ante estas transiciones.

> Manifiesto | La crisis climátiica, un importante riesgo para la seguridad y la salud en el trabajo

Canada: CLC publishes a comprehensive nationwide listing of 28 April events

Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2024

April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day, but also one to refocus our commitment to preventing future workplace injuries and deaths. Every year, thousands of workers, friends and families of fallen workers gather at ceremonies across Canada to recognise the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured at work.

Find an event near you:

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
NL Confederation Bldg, 100 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, NL  A1B 4J6
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Patrick Dunne, 709 763-4091, SJDLC709NL@gmail.com 

Corner Brook & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
Holy Redeemer Cathedral, 15 Mt. Bernard Ave, Corner Brook, NL  A2H 6K7
Will be also live-streamed by Fillatre’s Funeral Home, https://fillatre.ca/
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2 p.m.
Contact: Jim O’Neill, 709 634-3695, jloneill@nf.sympatico.ca 

Labrador West & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
5795 USW Union Hall, 105 Hudson Dr, Labrador City, NL  A2V 1L4
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Claude Gray, 709 944-1014, c_mgray@hotmail.com 

Grand Falls Windsor Day of Mourning Committee
Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
Grand Falls Windsor Forestry Workers Memorial, 78 Lincoln Rd, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL  A2A 1N2
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Contact: David Hillier, 709 290-4907, davidhillier@gmail.com 

Prince Edward Island

PEI Federation of Labour  
Sunday, April 282024 at 2:00 p.m. 
Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 101 Prince StCharlottetown, PE  C1A 4R5 
Contact: Carl Pursey, 902 6267996

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds, 1726 Hollis St., Halifax, NS  B3J 2Y3
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11 a.m.
Contact: Joan Wark, 902 454-6735, joan@nslabour.ca, http://NSLabour.ca

Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
Kentville Memorial Park — at Workers’ Memorial Stone Monument, Kentville, NS
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3 p.m.
Contact: Janet Barteaux, avlcpresident@outlook.com

Cape Breton District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
Steelworkers and Pensioners’ Hall, 30 Inglis St., Sydney, NS  B1P 6R2
Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: natasha.hogan.cbdlc@hotmail.com

New Brunswick

Bathurst & District Labour Council
The Bathurst Monument located at Bathurst Heritage Museum, 360 Douglas Ave, Bathurst, NB  E2A 4S6, across from Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Serge Plourde, 506 252-6331 

Edmundston & District Labour Council
Park next to City Hall on the Canada road, Edmundston, NB  E3V 1T7.
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Lorn Martin, 506 737-7063 

Fredericton & District Labour Council
Fredericton Fallen Firefighters’ Monument next to the Small Craft Aquatic Center along the south banks of the Wolastoq (Saint John River).
63 Brunswick St, Fredericton, NB  E3B 4Y7
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Tyler McCready, 506 999-2251 

Miramichi & District Labour Council
The Miramichi Monument, River Front Park (Ledden Street) on the north shore of the Miramichi River, Miramichi, NB  E1V 2G1
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Ryley Hallihan, 506 625-2574 

Moncton & District Labour Council
Cenotaph in Bore Park
11 Bendview Ct, Moncton NB  E1C 0H7
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Melissa Brown, 506 872-4643 

Saint John & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Monument, Frank & Ella Hatheway Labour Exhibit Centre at Rockwood Park.
55 Lake Drive South, Saint John, NB  E2K 5S3
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Shawn Wetmore, 506 693-9347 

Restigouche & District Labour Council, NB
Start at the Dalhousie Lions Club where we will walk to Rotary Park, 2 min walk where there will be a service, after the service we will walk back to the Lions Hall where there will be coffee and tea available.
410 Adelaide St, Dalhousie, NB  E8C 1A7
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Brian Arsenault, 506 686-4050 

Ontario

St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the monument dedicated to the Fallen Welland Canal Workers, located at Lock 3 on the Welland Canal Parkway – West side of the Canal, St. Catharines, ON
April 28, 2024 at 7:30 a.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
Under the St. Catharines Skyway. Located on the Welland Canal Parkway – West side of the Canal, under the bridge, St. Catharines, ON
April 28, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

St. Catharines, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the Monument located at St. Catharines City Hall, 50 Church St, ON  L2R 7C2
April 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the monument located at the Centennial Arena, 1557 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil, ON  L0S 1J0
April 28, 2024 at 9:15 a.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Niagara Falls, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the monument located at Niagara Falls City Hall
4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON  L2E 3N8
April 28, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Port Robinson, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
In memory of Robyn Lafleur, Esquire Canada
Explosion site (1999) 125 South St. North, Thorold, ON  L0S 1K0
April 28, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Niagara Region, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the Monument located at the Niagara Region Headquarters, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON  L2V 4T7
April 28, 2024 at 5:15 p.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Fort Erie, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the monument located at Forth Erie City Hall, 1 Municipal Centre Drive, along Highway 3, Fort Erie, ON  L2A 2S6
April 28, 2024 at 11:45 a.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Port Colborne, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the monument located at H.H. Knoll Park on Sugarloaf St., beside the hospital, Port Colborne, ON  L3K 2N7
April 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Welland, Niagara Regional Labour Council 
At the Welland Canal monument located beside the Canal in Merritt Park, 151 King St, Welland, ON
April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com  

Toronto & York Region Labour Council 
Woodbridge Memorial Arena, 5020 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON  L4L 1T1
April 26, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Website: https://www.labourcouncil.ca/day_of_mourning_2024   

Toronto & York Region Labour Council 
Larry Sefton Park, behind City Hall, 500 Bay Street, Toronto, ON  M5G 1P4
April 26, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Website: https://www.labourcouncil.ca/day_of_mourning_2024  

Sudbury & District Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Laurentian University, Fraser Auditorium, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON  P3E 6H6. Free parking in Lot#1
April 28, 2024 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Contact: Jessica Montgomery, president@sudburylabour.ca  

Stratford & District Labour Council 
Day of mourning ceremony
Upper Queens Park, 55 Queen St, Stratford, ON  N5A 4M9
April 28, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Patti-Jo Lindner, 519 276-2160 

Peel Regional Labour Council 
Flower City Community Campus, Milestones of Labour Monument
8850 McLaughlin Rd S #1, Brampton, ON  L6Y 0C5
April 28, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Ram Selvarajah, President, president@prlc.ca
Website: https://peellabour.ca/  

Grey-Bruce Labour Council 
Chesley Community Centre, 129 4th Ave SE, Chesley, ON  N0G 1L0
April 28, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Kevin Smith, President, GBLCpresident@live.ca  

Waterloo Regional Labour Council 
Riverside Park, 49 King Street West, Cambridge, ON  N3H 1B5
April 28, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Jeff Pelich, President, president@wrlc.ca
Website: https://waterloolabour.ca/  

North Simcoe, Muskoka & District Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Ceremony
J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park, 450 Atherley Road, Orillia, ON  L3V 1P2
April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Mike De Rose, president@nsmdlc.org  

Kenora & District Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Lake of the Woods Cemetery, 750 9th St N, Kenora, ON  P9N 3H2
April 28, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Cindy Hayward, Kenoralabourcouncil@gmail.com  

Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council 
The Queen of Hearts Club (old Steel Hall), 68 Dennis StSault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 2W9 
April 28, 2024Ceremony from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. open to the public, followed by Workers Round Table from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm 
Contact: presidentssmdlc@gmail.com

Orangeville & District Labour Council 
Workers Monument at Orangeville Town Hall, 87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON  L9W 1K1
April 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Sania Wadalia, President, swadalia@hotmail.com
Website: https://www.orangevillelabour.ca/  

Huron & District Labour Council 
Across from 181 Victoria Street North, Goderich, ON  N7A 1W7
April 23, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Jim Vance, 226 222-0157 or Drew Macaulay, drmacaulay@hotmail.com  

Lindsay & District Labour Council 
Victoria Park, 190 Kent St. W., Lindsay, ON  K9V 2Y6 
April 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact info: James Mulhern, oneworldonevoice@sympatico.ca  

Guelph & District Labour Council 
Goldie Mill Park, 75 Cardigan St, Guelph, ON  N1H 3Z7
April 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: gdlabourcouncil@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Guelph-District-Labour-Council-1593522250974861  

Hamilton & District Labour Council 
Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON  L8P 4Y5
April 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Anthony Marco, President, amarco@rogers.com  

Northumberland & District Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Lucas Point Park, 94 Willmott St., Cobourg, ON  K9A 0E9
April 28, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Dan Tobin, President, president@northumberlandlabour.ca
Website: https://northumberlandlabour.ca/events/  

Sarnia & District Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Ceremony
East Street Fire Hall, 240 East Street N, Sarnia, ON  N7T 6X7
April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: sdlc57@outlook.com  

Windsor & District Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Commemoration
Coventry Gardens, at the Injured Workers Monument, 4714 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON  N8Y 1B9
April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: antonella@greaterteachers.com  or 519 735-7158 ext. 223 

Oakville & District Labour Council 
Oakville Centennial Square, 120 Navy Street, Oakville, ON  L6J 2Z4
April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Mark Stupple, Financial Secretary, finsecodlc@gmail.com
Website: https://oakvillelabour.ca/events/dayofmourning2024/  

Chatham-Kent Labour Council 
Memorial on Grand Ave, across from Giant Tiger Store, in Chatham, ON  N7L 1C5
April 28, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Linda Reaume, President, lreaume@hotmail.ca  

Barrie & District Labour Council 
Flag raising followed by candlelight vigil
Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, ON  L4M 1G8
April 26, 2024 at 3:45 p.m.
Contact: barrielabourcouncil@gmail.com
Website: https://barrielabour.ca/  

Thunder Bay & District Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Ceremony
First Wesley United Church, 130 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, ON  P7C 3S3
April 28, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Sandra Snider, info@tbdlc.c

Durham Region Labour Council 
City of Oshawa – Day of Mourning Monument, 50 Centre St. S. Oshawa, ON  L1H 3Z7
April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: durhamlc@durhamlabour.ca or 905 579-5188
Website: https://durhamlabour.ca/events/day-of-mourning-2024/

Cornwall & District Labour Council 
Lamoureux Park, 100 Water St E, Cornwall, ON  K6H 6G4
April 25, 2024 at 11:45 a.m.
Contact: Louise Lanctot, 613-932-1943 

Peterborough & District Labour Council 
Peterborough City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough, ON  K9H 3R9
April 26, 2024 at 10:45 a.m.
Guest speaker, Laura Walton, OFL President, flag raising and proclamation read by Peterborough Mayor. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to the Black Horse Pub, just south of City Hall on George Street
Contact: Stephanie Levesque, ptbolabour@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ptbolabour  

Renfrew and District Labour Council
April 28, 2024
Renfrew – 11:00 a.m. at the memorial at the Swinging Bridge, Renfrew, ON  K7V 1N8
Pembroke – 2:00 p.m. at the memorial behind Algonquin College, Pembroke, ON
Contact: Mikeandlizwright@me.com  

Lanark District Labour Council 
Tay River Basin adjacent to the Crystal Palace, 28 Drummond St E, Perth ON  K7H 1E9 
April 28, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  
Contact: Ike Doornekamp, salemrdg@rideau.net

Lanark District Labour Council  
Smiths Falls (adjacent to Rideau Canal Museum), ON  
April 28, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Ike Doornekamp, salemrdg@rideau.net

Ottawa & District Labour Council 
Vincent Massey Park, Heron Rd, Ottawa, ON  K1V 2E4
April 28, 2024 at 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Moore, jennifr@ottawlabour.org
Website: https://Ottawalabour.labourcouncils.ca  

Leeds & Grenville Labour Council 
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Brockville Museum, 5 Henry Street, Brockville, ON  K6V 6M4
April 28, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Tanya Crosbie, Labour Council President
Website: https://leedsgrenvillelabour.ca/  

Brantford & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Fordview Park, Brantford, ON
Contact: Roxanne Bond
519-209-2154 or roxannebond1@gmail.com
www.brantforddistrictlabourcouncil.ca 

Manitoba

Brandon & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Gathering
Brandon City Hall, Foyer area, 410 – 9th St. Brandon MB  R7A 6A2
Light lunch to follow at the BDLC office 727C 10th St., Brandon MB  R7A 2S8
April 28, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.

Manitoba Federation of Labour
Day of Mourning Gathering
Union Centre, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg MB  R3C 4M6
April 26, 2024 at 11:00 a.m., Safe Workers of Tomorrow (SWOT) Leaders’ Walk starts 11:30 a.m., ceremony at Workers Memorial at noon
Contact: MFL.ca or https://www.facebook.com/ManitobaLabour  

Thompson Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
USW Union Hall, 19 Elizabeth Dr. Thompson MB  R8N 1S7
April 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.  

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Civic Square 222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 0J5
April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Don McDonald, President, sdlc@sasktel.net  

Regina & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Regina City Hall, 2476 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK  S4P 3C8
April 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Alternate indoor location: Regina Union Centre, 2709 12th Avenue, Regina SK S4T 1J3
Contact: Shobna Radons, President, shobna.radons@sasktel.net  

Weyburn & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
T.C. Douglas Cavalry Centre, 400 – 10th Avenue, Weyburn, SK  S4H 2K4
April 28, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Wanda Bartlett, President, wbartlett@sasktel.net  

Moose Jaw & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Moose Jaw Union Centre, 1402 Caribou St. W, Moose Jaw SK  S6H 7S9 Outside.  Bad weather inside main hall
April 28, 2024 at 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Contact: Deidre Wilson, President, mjdlcpresident@gmail.com  

Alberta

Red Deer & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Bower Ponds Stage 4715 Fountain Dr, Red Deer, AB T4N 6W4
April 26, 2024, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Contact: rddlc1@gmail.com  

Wood Buffalo & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Howard Pew Memorial Park – Waterways, Tolen Drive, Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3H1
April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: omer.hussein@hsaa.ca  

Calgary & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Wreath Ceremony
City of Calgary Workers Memorial, Edward Place Park, City Hall (SE corner), 9th Avenue and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB  T2G 5E6
April 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Contact: Alex Shevalier, President 403 819-4159
Website: https://www.thecdlc.ca  

Edmonton & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Wreath Ceremony
Grant Notley Park 116 Street and 100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB  T5K 1W5
April 28, 2024, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Contact: Greg Mady, President 780 940-6797
Website: https://edmontonlabour.ca  

British Columbia

East Kootenay District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event
Rotary Park, 134 10th Ave S, Cranbrook, BC  V1C 2P4
April 28, 2024 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Contact: Fran Burgon, President, ekdistrictlabourcouncil@gmail.com  

Fraser Valley Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event 
Civic Plaza, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC  V2T 1X1. By the fountains outside the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.  
April 26, 2024, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Contact: fvlcinfo@gmail.com 

Kamloops & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event
St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC  V2C 2C6
April 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Lois Rugg, President, kdlcpresident@gmail.com
Website: https://kdlc.ca/ 

Nanaimo, Duncan & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event – in three locations:
1) Forest Workers Memorial Park – 46-58 S Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, BC  V0R 2G0 
April 28, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. 
2) Pioneer Waterfront Plaza – 90 Front St, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 4S8 April 28, 2024 at 12:30 p.m.
3) Parksville Beach -193 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC  V9P 2H5 April 28, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. 
Contact: Jenn MacPherson, President, nddlc.labour@gmail.com

New Westminster District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event.
Westminster Pier Park, 1 – 6th Street New Westminster, BC  V3M 6Z6
April 28, 2024, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m
Contact: Janet Andrews, Secretary-Treasurer, admin@nwdlc.ca 
Website: https://www.nwdlc.ca
Facebook: https://fb.me/e/52NYR4U8x 

North Central Labour Council
Day of Mourning Events
1) Connaught Park – Workers’ Memorial Statue – 1112 Connaught Dr, (Corner Patricia Blvd and Queensway Ave), Prince George, BC  V2L 3X5
April 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
2) Festival Plaza – 9523 100 St, Fort St. John, BC  V1J 4N4
April 28, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Matt Baker, President, nclcboard@gmail.com
Website: https://www.northcentrallabour.ca/  

North Okanagan Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event
Ben Lee Park , 900 Houghton Road Kelowna, BC  V1X 2C8
April 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Contact: NOLC, President, nolcpres@gmail.com
https://www.oklabour.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/406757552682107 

Prince Rupert Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event
Pacific Mariners Memorial Park (Mariners Park), 101 1st Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC  V8J 3X4
April 28, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Terri-Lynne Huddlestone, President, huddlestoneterrilynne@gmail.com

Squamish & District Labour Committee 
Day of Mourning Event
Junction Park (U Siyam Pavilion), 37950 Cleveland Ave, Downtown Squamish, BC  V8B 0S8
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Carl Walker, President, cwalker1265@gmail.com 

Sunshine Coast Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event – in two locations:
1) Workers’ Memorial Plaque, Spirit Square, 5790 Teredo St. Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A0
2) Workers’ Memorial, Dougall Park, 339 Aldersprings Rd. Gibsons, BC  V0N 1V8
April 28, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Miyuki Shinkai, President, sclabourcouncil@gmail.com  

Vancouver & District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event
Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC  V6C 0C3
April 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Contact: Stephen von Sychowski, President, president@vdlc.ca 
Co-Hosted by WCB, VDLC, BCFED, BCBT 

West Kootenay Labour Council
Day of Mourning Event

Rotary Lakeside Park (worker memorial beside the soccer concession), 306 Elwyn St, Nelson, BC  V1L 6G4
April 28, 2024, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Contact: Mike van Hellemond, Treasurer, mike@ibew993.org 
Website: https://westkootenaylabour.ca/  

Yukon

Yukon Region, Yukon Federation of Labour
Day of Mourning Event
Yukon Workers’ Memorial in Shipyards Park, 100 Ogilvie Street, Whitehorse, YT,  Y1A 0G6. Live stream will also be available.
April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Teresa Acheson, President,
yfl@yukonfed.com
Website: https://yukonfed.com/events/dom2024/  

Global: Fighting for climate justice for food, farm and hotel workers in the face of climate change – IUF

The climate crisis puts the lives and livelihoods of millions of food, farm and hospitality workers at severe risk, the global food and farming union federation IUF says. As the planet warms, farming practices, food and beverage processing, trade and tourism must change and adapt. The IUF and its affiliates demand to be part of the solution, to negotiate with employers, governments and international institutions.  Rights, decent jobs and sustainable communities are at the core of the IUF response.

IUF says the working people of the world are most affected by climate instability, including those working in agriculture, food and beverage processing and tourism.

It is calling on UN institutions and International Finance Institutions (IFIs), national, state and local governments, “to work with trade unions to implement a Just Transition to a green and sustainable economy which prioritizes climate stability, biodiversity, social protection, respect for human rights and equality as a means to ensuring decent work, climate justice and the protection of democratic rights.”

IUF “pledges to put just transition and climate justice at the core of IUF work on the climate crisis,” it says.

https://www.iuf.org/what-we-do/policy-perspectives/climate-crisis/

Australia: VTHC – International Workers’ Memorial Day 2024

Every year, Victorian Trades Hall Council hosts a memorial service to remember those Victorians who lost their lives at work.

The service will be held on Monday 29 April for International Workers Memorial Day 2024 to commemorate the workers who have been lost in the past year.

The ceremony will include a minute’s silence at 11am and an opportunity to lay wreaths.

The event will be live-streamed through the Victorian Trades Hall Council Facebook page, but all are encouraged to attend the ceremony at Argyle square in Carlton.

More details

Scotland: STUC publishes a nationwide listing of 28 April events

International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) is the day that the trade union movement unites to remember workers at home and across the globe who have paid the ultimate price, those who left for work and never returned.

International Workers’ Memorial Day is on the 28th April 2024.

We “Remember the Dead, and Fight for the Living” by pledging to fight for healthier and safer workplaces. Scottish Hazards research indicates that, in Scotland, more than 10 people die each day as a result of work-related incidents and illness. Many of these deaths are caused by health & safety failures.

Events take place across Scotland to commemorate those who lost their lives at work  The STUC listing is here • Scottish Hazards has also publishing a list of 28 April events

#IWMD24

Wales: National Workers’ Memorial Day event, Cardiff

Wales' National Workers' Memorial Day event, Cardiff | TUC

Wales TUC has announced it will hold a morning event on Monday 22 April 10:00 to 12:00 to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day that includes a breakfast roll and hot drink followed by a short ceremony to lay wreaths at the National Workers’ Memorial Stone. The ceremony will be attended by  by dignitaries including trade union leaders.  This year, International Workers’ Memorial Day will focus on exploring the impacts of climate change on occupational safety and health.

Sign up via this form • Attendees are requested to dress in smart dark clothes. For further details  contact; cwilliams@tuc.org.uk

Ireland: Remembering those workers we have lost – ICTU

ICTU General Secretary Owen Reidy will be joined by Conor O’Brien CEO of the Health & Safety Authority and Minister Neale Richmond TD who will lay a wreath on behalf of the State to remember those workers we have lost.

Please join us to mark this important occasion:

Date:    Monday 29th April 2024
Venue:    Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Time:        Gather from 09.20, event starts at 09.30-10.30

ICTU 28 April page

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New Zealand: NZCTU announces a wide range of actions for 28 April

NZCTU has published information on its activities to mark 28 April that include a listing of 28 April events, a poster, an NZCTU Health and Safety starter pack, a corporate manslaughter law ‘Stand with Pike’ campaign plus information on engineered stone and more.

Further details from the NZCTU 28 April webpages

Hungary: 28 April actions from MASZSZ

Hungarian Trade Union Confederation MASZSZ has published  details of an International Workers’ Memorial Day action taking place on 29 April. Further details below:

MASZSZ actions – April 28

1st Workers’ Health and Safety Symposium – afternoon April 29.

On the occasion of the Workers Memorial Day the Hungarian Trade Union Confederation invites all OSH community members, interested colleagues to be part of the OSH Symposium to discuss

 

  • the presence and future of OSH
  • state of play of social dialogue
  • what is presently at stake regarding OSH?

Discussants are: chair of employers’ group of the tripartite National OSH Committee / vice president of the Chemical Workers Union / OSH experts of several confederations.

We aim at open, forward-looking exchange of opinions how to revive a meaningful and full social dialogue for improving the OSH situation and assess the manifold challenges ahead of trade unions, workers’ representation, safety reps. We can not let the continuation of weakening the OSH regulations and the increasing of workers’ exposure to unhealthy, unsafe working conditions.

Commemorative act at the Memorial of those died and injured in work accident – evening April 29.

Wreath laying, candle lighting, addresses by OSH tripartite representatives

April 28: Remembering the unknown workers [IUF Asia/Pacific]

IUF Asia/Pacific remembers and speaks powerfully for those workers who die in silence – whose deaths go unreported and unrecognised. Workers who die without justice for themselves or their families:

“For every worker who dies of a long term illness caused by or exacerbated by work – sometimes years after retirement – her or his death is not recorded as work-related. An unknown death of an unknown worker, unrecorded. Every worker who dies in an unreported industrial “accident” is another unknown death. For every worker not considered a worker by legal definition and excluded in employment statistics, she or he dies in silence.

“In our continued call to stop the killing on International Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, we must also remember the workers whose injuries and deaths are not recognized or recorded as they fall through the gaps.”

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