National Day of Mourning

April 28
National Day of Mourning

Remember the Dead; Fight for the Living

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.

  • Thursday, April 28
  • 8 to 9 am
  • Hastings Park
  • (corner of Hastings & Renfrew)
  • (parking at Gate 2)
  • Vancouver

The BC Federation of Labour and Vancouver and 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.

Speakers include:

  • Jim Sinclair, President, BC Federation of Labour
  • Ken Georgetti, President, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Geoff Meggs, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver

Featuring:  The Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Honour Guard and Piper

Bring your union banners and invite co-workers, friends, and family members to attend.