April 27, 2022
National Day of Mourning
APRIL 28, 2022
April 28th is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job. Workers across Canada will take pause to remember and reflect on those who have lost their lives or suffered injury due to their work. This day holds significant importance to our Union after the tragic and preventable loss of one of our own in 2020.
The day highlights the importance of safe work and our responsibility and commitment to continue the pursuit of safety in the workplace and the prevention of further tragedies.
Traditionally on this day, public ceremonies are held at 11 am to honour lives lost and those suffering from occupational disease. Join fellow Union members at an event in your community. Check out your local Labour council for events or visit dayofmourning.bc.ca for more information and to find other resources.
If you are faced with unsafe work, please refuse that work. If the employer doesn’t remedy that unsafe work, call WorkSafe to report it.
The WorkSafe Prevention Information Line is available 24/7 and can be reached at 604.276.3100 in the Lower Mainland and 1.888.621.7233 toll-free within BC.
Visit our website for more information about refusing unsafe work and COVID-19: www.bcfmwu.com.
To view as a pdf: Bulletin #20 National Day of Mourning