All PWU members are reminded to observe a minute of silent reflection at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 28th.
The Canadian labour movement began the Day of Mourning in 1984 to remember lives lost in the workplace and to renew our resolve to prevent future tragedies. April 28th was chosen because it was on that date in 1914 when the first comprehensive Workers’ Compensation Act was passed. In 1991, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the day as a National Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning, sometimes known as Workers’ Memorial Day, has since spread to more than 80 countries around the world. Ceremonies will be conducted in many PWU workplaces and a PWU Day of Mourning message can be found in the April Newsletter.