On April 28th, the Niagara Regional Labour Council (NRLC) holds ceremonies at monuments dedicated to injured and fallen workers at nine locations in the region. Join the workers, activists, community members and politicians to commemorate workers injured and killed on the job. We must be reminded of our collective responsibility to seek stronger health and safety protections, stronger enforcement and fair and just compensation. Please join us at the ceremonies to mourn for the dead and fight for the living.
Workers die on the job every day, while thousands more are injured or become sick due to their working conditions. In 2013 alone, 243 workers died on the job in Ontario. Disturbingly, studies demonstrate that fatality figures are grossly underestimated, with thousands more dying annually from occupational diseases.
These tragedies led our provincial and federal governments to proclaim April 28th as the Provincial and National Day of Mourning. Commemoration activities also take place annually in over 100 countries.
For more information, please contact Chris Grawey by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 905-246-4273.