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.
CUPE Local’s 116, 2278 and 2950 are proud to be hosting the April 28 Day of Mourning ceremony. They are encouraging the community to join them in honouring those workers who have either lost their life or have been injured while on the job. Barry O’Neill, CUPE BC President, will be paying his respects at this event.
Location: UBC, Vancouver (CUPE Local 116 Memorial Site, adjacent to the UBC Rose Garden at 11 a.m.)
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 11:00am
The B.C. Federation of Labour and the Vancouver District Labour Council invite you to pay tribute to workers who have been injured or killed on the job or died of an occupational disease.
Please join us on:
April 28th 2011
8:00 am – 9:00 am
New Brighton Park
Bring your own union banners and invite co-workers, friends and family members to attend with you.