Mar 25, 2011

Honour the dead, fight for the living

BURNABY—April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or who become ill as a result of unsafe working conditions.

In 1984 CUPE’s National Health and Safety Committee proposed the idea for a day to honour workers injured or killed at work. This year will mark the 27th National Day of Mourning and it will be recognized in more than a hundred countries around the world.

On April 28 Canadians from coast to coast to coast will hold ceremonies to recognize workers who have lost their lives in 2010.

Among the many workers who will be remembered on April 28, here in B.C. CUPE members will mourn and remember Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka, two paramedics who died in the line of duty on October 19.

Please send us information about Day of Mourning events in your area so we can post them to the CUPE BC Events calendar.

After April 28, please send us your Day of Mourning photos and we will post them to the CUPE BC photo gallery.

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