More than 20 years ago the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 a National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed, suffer disease or injury as a result of work. Every year since, unions, labour councils, families and community partners gather by the thousands to ‘mourn for the dead’. What began through the efforts of Canada’s labour movement is now observed in more than 100 countries. For more information about the Day of Mourning click here.
In Hamilton there will be ceremonies to commemorate the day both on campus and downtown. We encourage all members to attend one of the ceremonies:
City Hall (corner of Main St. & Bay St.) – 10:30am
McMaster (flagpoles in central campus) – 12:30pm
You can also pick up a ribbon to show your support in the CUPE office in Wentworth House B108.