Canada's National Day of Mourning is observed across the country every April 28. It remembers workers who were killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace injuries or exposure to harmful substances.
BCNU remembers the 131 British Columbia workers who died due to workplace incidents. Many more were injured or became ill.
Since 1997 the BC Federation of Labour, the Business Council of BC and WorkSafeBC have co-hosted a public commemorative ceremony for the Day of Mourning in Vancouver, B.C. There are other ceremonies across the province from April 26 – 28.
As an act of remembrance for colleagues who became ill or were injured at work, please identify and report hazards at your workplace.
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