Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Visiting Worksafe BC’s site at the webpage below shows a sad list of recent fatalities in British Columbia.
Our union bargains for health and safety rules to prevent such tragedies. We stand up for workers and provide the protection they need to feel secure in reporting incidents and workplace hazards. We all have to work together to be sure those laws are enforced.
Our Health & Safety committees are here to raise awareness about workplace hazards, incidents and injuries, and to provide better support to workers who have been injured on the job.
On April 28, we ask all CUPE members to pause and remember our sisters and brothers who have lost their lives at work since the last Day of Mourning.