April 28th is the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

Monday, April 27, 2020

As we approach the April 28 Day of Mourning, it is appropriate to reflect on the fact that many workers continue to be killed, infected, or seriously injured on the job. Many more have suffered and died from industrial accidents either caused by workplace exposures or inadequate safety measures.

This is still the tragic reality in many economic sectors. As COVID-19 rages on, we must also now add health care, long-term care, security, transportation/delivery, retail and banking to that growing list of affected workers.

As we mourn those fallen heroes, we stand in solidarity with them, their loved ones, colleagues, and friends. We will continue to do our part in highlighting the need for more transparency, legislative changes and protection for all workers.

Although we cannot gather to mark this important date in person this year, the Vancouver and District Labour Council is co-sponsoring a Day of Mourning ceremony online along with WorkSafe BC, the BC Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of BC. Speakers will also include Minister of Labour, Hon. Harry Bains.

Please join in at 10:30 a.m. on April 28th at https://DayofMourning.bc.ca