On April 28, many ceremonies will be held on the Island to remember the workers killed or injured on the job.
“Every April 28th, workers across the country and around the globe gather to remember workers that were killed or injured at work. In Canada, on average, a worker dies every eight hours.”
It was CUPE’s National Health and Safety Committee who in 1984, first proposed the idea of a day to remember workers injured or killed on the job. Soon after, CUPE at the national, provincial and local levels, along with the Canadian Labour Congress, began to recognize April 28th as the Day of Mourning.
“We are inviting all members and Islanders to take the time to remember those workers on April 28th and if possible, participate in the flag raising ceremonies on this day.” Below are the scheduled ceremonies and the times.
Flags raising ceremonies:
City Hall, Summerside at 9:30am
City Hall Charlottetown at 11:30am
Province House, Charlottetown at 12:00pm.
St. Paul’s Hall, 101 Prince Street, Charlottetown at 7:00pm, organized by the Federation of Labour