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Day of Mourning this Saturday; events scheduled province-wide

This year the BC Federation of Labour Occupational Health and Safety theme is "Make it Safe! Make it Fair!"

Changes to the OH&S Regulations under the Workers Compensation Act have affected the safety of workers and we have witnessed too many workers being injured and killed due to a lack of enforcement and meaningful regulations.

As the number of workers being injured and killed on the job continues to increase since 2001, the amount of compensation that is being offered to the workers has decreased.

As part of the campaign, members of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee will be going to Victoria to meet with MLAs to discuss these issues and look at recommendations for change. We are also asking for people to participate in the public hearings that will be approaching in June.

Day of Mourning Events

Every year unions and Labour Councils organize activities in their workplaces and their communities to commemorate April 28.

Click here for a list of events across B.C.

In the Lower Mainland, the main event will be held as follows:


DAY OF MOURNING FOR
WORKERS KILLED & INJURED ON THE JOB
Saturday, April 28
Bear Creek Park, Surrey
10: a.m to 11 a.m.

Bear Creek Park is located between King George Highway, 140th Street and 88th Avenue. Enter off 88th Avenue  Please join us to remember workers who have lost their lives while giving their labour and recommit ourselves to making workplace health and safety a priority. 

In the Lower Mainland, the New Westminster & District Labour Council in conjunction with the Vancouver & District Labour Council, Fraser Valley Labour Council and BC Federation of Labour will host this year's "Day of Mourning For Workers Killed and Injured on the Job" event.

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