Dying for the Job
Canadian workers are . Workplace and occupationally related are cheating them of their lives. Still others are seriously and permanently on the job each year. Last year, in Ontario alone, some 300 workers were , 1/2 million suffered compensable and thousands from occupationally related diseases. In of these ongoing losses and injuries, the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 labour's official, national "Day of ".
Persistent by local labour activists prompted many and some employers to recognize April 28 as an official "Day of Mourning". To the day, are lowered to and one minute of is observed at 11:00 a.m. Although not all municipalities or employers acknowledge the occasion, strong and lobbying by labour groups is ensuring the day receives wider recognition each year.
The CLC's ultimate is to end the carnage through the of health and safety in the workplace. Until that time, the CLC is determined to have April 28 recognized as the day on which all Canadians the loss of their fellow workers.