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National Day of Mourning 2021

04/19/2021

Again this year, the St. John’s and District Labour Council will be marking the National Day of Mourning on April 28th with a virtual candlelight vigil. These virtual gatherings are happening across the country to align with public health directives that are keeping all individuals safe through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Every year more than 1,000 workers lose their lives in the workplace, and many more work-related deaths aren’t counted by our workers’ compensation system. This is unacceptable.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. After a year of working through this pandemic, it is important to highlight the rights workers have to protect themselves.

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On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, our virtual candlelight ceremony will commence at 12pm.

We encourage everyone to show our solidarity with frontline workers and remember fallen workers by lighting a candle in their homes and posting a photo to social media with the hashtag #WorkersDayofMourning.

Any questions can be directed to sjdlc709nl@gmail.com.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Ashley Carew

President

St. John’s and District Labour Council