Day of Mourning for Workers Injured and Killed on the Job

National Day of Mourning Events in Niagara

The Niagara Area Labour Councils will be sponsoring a series of memorial ceremonies throughout the Niagara Region to mark the April 28 National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job. The ceremony in St. Catharines will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. and take place at the Day of Mourning monument in Merrit Park next to the Burgoyne Bridge. The ceremony will feature Rodger Falconer who is the Workers Health and Safety Centre's Manager of Training Services along with local labour leaders and politicians.

These ceremonies serve to focus public attention on the shocking extent of workforce fatalities and injuries in this country. They also express our renewed commitment to fight to prevent workplace deaths and injuries and achieve safe workplaces.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend all of the April 28th Day of Mourning events. Persons wishing to obtain further information are encouraged to contact: Bruce Allen at (905) 682-2611 or (905) 984-1763