Day of Mourning Monday April 28 to call for action to end workplace deaths

Day of Mourning NWDLC 2014

The BC Federation of Labour, New Westminster and Vancouver District Labour Councils will mark the 2014 national Day of Mourning on Monday April 28 at 11:45 a.m. with an event at the New Westminster Quay on the boardwalk.

The Day of Mourning is a call for action to end preventable workplace deaths and injuries.  You can read about the history of why we have a Day of Mourning at the BC Federation of Labour’s informative website on the event’s background.

Each year more than 1,000 Canadians die from workplace accidents or from workplace-related illnesses like mesothelioma and cancer.

The event will feature the Metro Vancouver Firefighters’ Band and speakers.