National Day of Mourning for Injured Workers
Wednesday April 28, 2021
12:00am to 11:59pm
Every April 28, workers, unions, and labour organizations across Canada mark the National Day of Mourning for workers who have died or suffered illness or injury as a result of their work. It is a deeply somber occasion. We mourn the lives that were lost and think of those that were irrevocably changed. But we know that mourning alone is not enough.
This year, we mourn the loss of all workers, but especially those who were infected by COVID-19 as a result of an outbreak at their workplace or a family member’s workplace that might have been avoided or mitigated if proper health and safety measures had been in place.