Every year, around the world, unions mark the International Day of Mourning on April 28 to honour workers killed or injured on the job. It’s an important date for the labour movement: we remember those workers we’ve lost, and fight for better standards for today’s workers.
In 2014, six CUPE members lost their lives, and just four months into 2015 already five CUPE members have died on the job.
“It’s deeply troubling, the number of deaths we’ve seen recently,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist. “Our hearts go out to the families and the friends and colleagues of these workers.”
We will be holding our McMaster observance in MDCL 3024 from 12:00 to 1:00