Day of Mourning ~ April 28, 2018

By Amy Morris
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Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.

We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.

By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.

In 2017, 21 workers lost their lives due to workplace accidents/illness.

You can attend this year’s ceremonies at the following locations:

 

Halifax

Saturday, April 28th
11 a.m.
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds Wreath laying invited.

For information:
Joan Wark
NS Federation of Labour
902.454.6735
[email protected]

Sydney

Saturday, April 28th

11 am – 1:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 128

850 Victoria Road, Whitney Pier

Wreath laying invited

Co-sponsored by NSGEU and CUPE Local 5050

Kentville

Saturday, April 28th

3 p.m.
Monument in Memorial Park on Park St. (Main Street)
Host: Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Wreath laying invited
Reception to follow at the Labour Council Office at 362 Main Street

For information:
Wayne Kelley
Annapolis Valley Labour Council President
902-848-6834

[email protected]

Yarmouth

Saturday, April 28th

11:30 a.m.
Fisherman’s Memorial, Water Street, Yarmouth
Host: South West Labour Group
Wreaths and yellow carnations invited
Some carnations will be on hand

Opportunity to read loved name into memory
Further info contact event chair Lisa Potter

902-245-2990 email [email protected]

South Shore

Host: South Shore Labour Council

Saturday, April 28th

Location: Meet at Bridgewater Fire Department Parking Lot at 1 pm, 81 Dominion St. Then march to Town of Bridgewater “Firemen’s Monument”, 106 Victoria Road for the ceremony. Refreshment provided.

Contact South Shore Labour Council President Dianne Frittenburg: 902. 521.7782

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