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Did you Know? The significance of the canary in a cage….

Day of Mourning

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Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so miners would routinely bring a caged canary into new coal seams.

Canaries are especially sensitive to methane and carbon monoxide and this made them ideal for detecting any dangerous gas build-ups.

As long as the canary in a coal mine kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe.

A dead canary in a coal mine signalled an immediate evacuation.

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Day of Mournning Poster

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Letter to the Committee of Review: Workers Compensation Act/Committee of Review – Final Report

This letter was sent on February 28, 2012 to the Committe of Review Consultations. Here is a short excerpt:

“As set out in our May 3, 2011 Submission, “SEIU-West submits that a re-affirmation of commitment to the Meredith Principles be included in the 2011 Committee of Review Report.” The historic compromise was based on five key principles:

To read the full letter, please click on the link below for the PDF:

Letter to the Committee of Review – Workers Compensation Act/Committee of Review – Final Report

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