President’s Message: Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning

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When we look around our workplaces and think about those who have suffered a workplace injury, illness or death, it’s important for us to reflect on the impact to that person, but also to their family, our workplaces and communities.  


‘An injury to one is an injury to all’ is not just a slogan, nor is it only about ‘injuries’ – but it means that we must work together to improve the quality and safety of our work and workplaces so that we come home to our families safe, and alive.

Take time on April 28 to think about workplace safety and our co-workers; think about the supports in place to help people transition from an injury; and think about joining your Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

If you want more information about the Day of Mourning, the Worker Safety Committee have come up with the following items for you to use in your workplace (the items will be linked):

–          Day of Mourning Poster 2012

–          Why a Canary

–          Safety Hot Topic: Day of Mourning

If you want to head out to a ceremony, there are many events across the province.

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has also issued a statement and poster to mark the day.

Remember, our work is not done, we need to continually improve our workplaces and not rest on the achievements from the past.

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