CUPE 454 National Day of Mourning Ceremony

Join us at our National Day of Mourning ceremony to fight for safer workplaces and to recognize those who have been killed or injured on the job and those who are suffering from illness from occupational disease.

The ceremony takes place at 10:45 am on Friday, April 28 at our memorial in Rotary Park at Delta City Hall.

The National Day of Mourning offers us an opportunity to stand together with the world’s workers to remember those who have died on the job, and to reflect on

what needs to be done to prevent more deaths and injuries. On April 28th, we reaffirm our solidarity and commitment to workplace health and safety and clearly state to all that we mourn the dead and fight for the living.

We hope to see you there.

CUPE National OHS committee spearheaded day of recognition for workers killed or injured on the job. CLC recognized the day in 1984 Federal Government enacted legislation in 1991 recognizing the day officially, now it is, in over 100 countries

The Yellow Canary is the symbol of the Day of Mourning. Canaries were used by miners as a warning system to alert them to the presence of poisonous gases in the mines. Now they are used to alert us and remind all of us of the importance of safety in the workplace, and the hazards that we face there.