PRESS RELEASE: APRIL 27, 2018

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April 28 Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured

Last year, 158 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease.

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, and each year on April 28, union Day of Mourningmembers and their allies from across the country gather, light candles, and wear ribbons to pay their respects and remember the thousands of women and men who have been killed or injured, or have suffered illnesses as a result of work-related incidents.

On the National Day of Mourning, let us remember those who have been injured or killed on the job and the lives affected by these preventable tragedies. Let us also renew our commitment to ensure that our number one priority is always the health and safety of workers.

Please attend, if possible, a Day of Mourning event in your community, or pause for a moment of silence at 11am on April 28.

Click here for details on the Day of Mourning event happening in your community on April 28.

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