Every year, on April 28th, we mark the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.
It is unfortunate but true that workers die or get seriously injured on the job every day. Unions, labour councils, families and community partners gather annually on April 28th to mourn these losses and to spread awareness to prevent more. The numbers however, continue to rise. In Ontario there were 70 workplace deaths, up nearly 17% from the year before. We need to make an effort to ensure that workplaces are safe; it is all of our responsibility.
CEREMONIES IN NIAGARA:
St. Catharines, 7:30am
Fallen Welland Canal Workers Monument, Lock 3
St. Catharines, 8:00am
Monument under St. Catharines Skyway on the Welland Canal Parkway
Niagara on the Lake, 9:15am
Monument, Centennial Arena – 1557 Four Mile Creek Rd.
Niagara Falls, 10:30am
City Hall – 4310 Queen St.
Fort Erie, 11:45am
City Hall – 1 Municipal Dr.
Port Colborne, 1:00pm
Monument, H.H. Knoll Park – Sugarloaf St.
Monument, Merritt Park – 151 King St.
Port Robinson, 3:00pm
In Memory of Robyn Lafleur, Esquire Canada explosion site (1999) – 125 South St. North