Day of Mourning
Joint Proclamation


The Day of Mourning offers us the opportunity to stand together with the country’s workers to
remember those who have lost their lives or been injured on the job, and to reflect on what needs to be done to prevent further workplace deaths and injuries.

On April 28th:

The Day of Mourning was initiated by the Union movement. It was created by workers as a result of their efforts to achieve safe working conditions. Recognizing the ongoing efforts by Unions that help establish laws and protections to make workplaces safe:

On April 28th, we mourn for those who have been injured and who have lost their lives, and we reaffirm our commitment to workplace health and safety, and our commitment to continued improvement of healthy working conditions and safe workplaces.