April 28 marks the National Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job. This year’s Day of Mourning is especially significant given the devastating toll COVID-19 continues to inflict on workers across the country.
Frontline workers are still disproportionately affected by the pandemic, with countless falling sick and many succumbing to illness. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that workers make it home at the end of each day, and that includes employers, unions, and governments.
UFCW Canada encourages every worker to make workplace health and safety a personal priority and help spread the word that every worker has the right to refuse unsafe work.
On April 28, let us remember those who have been injured or killed on the job, and keep them in our thoughts. Let us honour the memory of those killed or injured on the job, and never forget the importance of our commitment to keep workers safe.
For a full list of local events happening in solemn observance, click here.