Tomorrow is the National Day of Mourning which honours workers who have been injured (including occupational diseases) or killed on the job. April 28th was selected given that on that date in 1914 the first comprehensive Worker's Compensation Act went into effect. Find out more about this important day in labour history including some sobering statistics here.
Canada's unions, including the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, continue "to call for better enforcement of related legislations and for employers and governments to do more to prevent such fatalities from happening in the first place."
You can participate in the local Day of Mourning on Sunday at Victoria Park (near Dill St) from 10:30-11:30am. #365ofgoodWR