The National Day of Mourning – April 28


Dear Sisters and Brothers,

April 28, the National Day of Mourning, is the most somber day of the year for workers and the labour movement.  On this day, the labour movement takes a pause to give thought to all workers who suffer from injury or employment-related illness, and grief is shared for those who lost their lives on the job.  In reflecting on the events of the past year, our vow must be to mobilize, lobby and educate to avoid any future tragedy.

Visit the Unifor web page to get the Unifor statement and social media graphics for the Day of Mourning by clicking this link.

In Vancouver please join Joie Warnock and Gavin McGarrigle at the Vancouver Ceremony at Jack Poole Plaza – Vancouver Convention Centre, 1075 Canada Place at 11:45 am.  If you are not in the Vancouver area please Click on this link  to find an event near you.

Together we can and do make a difference.  Please attend an event near you in a show of respect and solidarity. The message is clear – one worker’s death is one too many.  Fight for the living, mourn for the dead.

In solidarity,

Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Area Director