It was CUPE’s National Health and Safety Committee that, in 1984, first proposed the Day of Mourning. Since then, on April 28 every year, CUPE members and workers around the world pause to remember those who have been injured, made ill, or killed because they went to work
All workers, regardless of their jurisdiction, have the right to refuse dangerous work. If you don’t feel safe performing a task, you should not do so until your concerns have been addressed. If you ever have a question about unsafe work, contact your CUPE Local 716.