Labour council hosts Day of Mourning

NANAIMO – The Nanaimo, Duncan and District Labour Council will host Day of Mourning ceremony Monday (April 28).

  • Apr. 25, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Ceremonies  for 2014 annual Day of Mourning will be held Monday (April 28).

The annual observance, in memory of workers killed and injured by work related hazards, is hosted by unions, central labour bodies, labour councils, municipalities and national governments in nearly 100 countries, is endorsed by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and was officially recognized by Parliament in 1991.

In 2013, there were 128 workplace fatality claims in B.C. On average, more than two workers in the province die each week instead of going home to their families.

The Nanaimo, Duncan & District Labour Council will host a Day of Morning ceremony in downtown Nanaimo at Pioneer Plaza at 1 p.m.