Families Unveil Model of Farm Workers' Monument at Annual Vigil

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Six years after the van accident that took the lives of three farm workers in the Fraser Valley, more needs to be done to make farming safe in our province", said Jim Sinclair at the Abbotsford vigil honouring the women on March 10, 2013. The vigil, jointly hosted by the B.C. Federation of Labour, Progressive Intercultural Community Services, Abbotsford Community Services, and the women's families, included the unveiling of a beautiful monument that will be erected in memory of the women. Please click link for full article and information how to make a charitable donation towards this monument. http://bcfed.ca/families-unveil-model-of-farm-workers-monument-at-annual-vigil/


The National Day of Mourning is observed in Canada on 28 April. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. Workers' Memorial Day was started by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in 1984, and the Canadian Labour Congress officially declared it an annual day of remembrance in 1985 on April 28. In December 1990, this day became a national observance with the passing of the Workers Mourning Day Act so that on April 28, 1991, it was officially the National Day of Mourning for persons killed or injured in the workplace; making April 28, an official Workers’ Mourning Day.