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Day Of Mourning – events across Saskatchewan

Estevan & District Labour Committee

  • Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 28th in front of the Court House (1016 4th Street) in Estevan at 5:00pm. For information contact Sammy Dryden at 306-421- 6637.

Humboldt & District Labour Council

  • No information available at this time.

Moose Jaw & District Labour Council

  • Ceremony will take place Friday, April 28th at 5:30pm at the Moose Jaw Union Centre (1402 Caribou St. W) in front of the building. For more information contact Joe Murrell at 306-631-2946

North Battleford & District Labour Council

  • No information available at this time.

Prince Albert & District Labour Council

  • No information available at this time.

Regina & District Labour Council

  • The observance will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28th at Queen Elizabeth II Court, Regina City Hall. The vigil is part of our May Works week and will last about an hour. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the Regina Union Centre, 2709 12th Ave. For further information, contact President Ken Kubian at 306-949-3705 or email kkubian@yahoo.ca.

Saskatoon & District Labour Council

  • Ceremony will take place Friday, April 28th at 7:00pm at the Masonic Temple (1021 Sask Cres W). Contact Kelly Harrington, President at 306-227-2614 for more information.

Weyburn & District Labour Council

  • Ceremony will take place Friday, April 28th at 6:30 pm at the T.C. Douglas Cavalry Centre (400 10th Avenue SE). Contact Wanda Bartlett at 306-861- 9100 for more information.

Yorkton & District Labour Council

  • Ceremony will take place Friday, April 28th at 7:00pm at A-180 Broadway Street West (Front Lawn). Contact Maryann Federko 306-621-8948 for more information.

 

Related documents:

SFL Day of Mourning Event List 2017

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Regina & District National Day of Mourning Ceremony

Canadian workers are dying. A thousand workers die from accidents at work each year, and a million others are injured.  Thousands more die from diseases caused by toxic substances at work. April 28 is a day to remember those injured and killed on the job.

Join the Regina & District Labour Council for a memorial ceremony at Queen Elizabeth II Court, Regina City Hall on Monday April 28 at 5:00 pm.

Everyone welcome.

To download a printable PDF of this event’s poster, click on the link below:

Poster: RDLC National Day of Mourning Ceremony 2014

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Day of Mourning Event List 2014 – Saskatchewan

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Day of Mourning Quiz for SEIU-West Members

The National Day of Mourning was established in Canada and is recognized in over 80 countries. April 28th is the day that workers and unions mourn for the dead and fight for the living. On this day, we find inspiration to intensify our efforts to keep workers both safe and healthy.

Unfortunately, just observing this day does not make Canadian workplaces any safer. Approximately 1,000 workers die each year because of workplace injuries or illnesses in Canada.canary-in-birdcage

Successive governments have pledged their support to workers and their unions. Over the past several decades, they have announced new workplace health and safety laws and regulations — some of the best in the world. Regrettably, the resources needed to enforce those laws have not always been provided.

In Saskatchewan, we can proudly say we were the first province to have Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and we are the home of the three workers’ rights (outlined in the “Safety Tip” to the right). Sadly, we still have the need to fight to keep these rights.

The health care industry, which includes group home workers, has the highest rate of WCB injury claims – more than any other industry in the Province!

Your SEIU West Worker Safety Committee asks you to recognize this important day. Please watch for posters and notice of Day of Mourning events in your community, or check with your local Labour Council. If you have something planned in your area please let us know. 

Based on the information provided in this post and this downloadable Day of Mourning Poster, SEIU-West members are asked to fill out the Day of Mourning Quiz 2014 and return it to Christine Miller by fax (306-652-1392) or by email (christine.miller@seiuwest.ca) on or before Monday April 28, 2014 to be entered into a draw for some fantastic prizes!

 

Related documents:

Day of Mourning Poster

Day of Mourning Quiz 2014

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National Day of Mourning – Saskatoon

For workers killed or injured on the job…

Please join the Saskatoon & District Labour Council (SDLC) in a ceremony of remembrance and vigilance, candle lighting observance, guest speakers and wreath laying.

Want to post this on your Union board? Click on the link below for a printable colour version of the poster.

Saskatchewan District Labour Council: Day of mourning poster 2012

Looking for other Day of Mourning events? Click on the link below for a list of other local ceremonies.

Day of Mourning Events Saskatchewan

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National Day of Mourning – Regina

For workers killed or injured on the job…

Please join the Regina & District Labour Council (HDLC) in a ceremony of remembrance.

Click on the link below for the poster:

National Day of Mourning Poster Regina 2012

Contact:
Susan Butson

Want to post this on your Union board? Click on the link below for a printable colour version of the poster:

Day of Mourning Events Saskatchewan

Regina
Saturday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m.

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National Day of Mourning – Weyburn

For workers killed or injured on the job…

Please join the Weyburn & District Labour Council (HDLC) in a ceremony of remembrance.

Contact: Wanda Bartlett

Want to post this on your Union board? Click on the link below for a printable colour version of the poster:

Day of Mourning Events Saskatchewan

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National Day of Mourning – Yorkton

For workers killed or injured on the job…

Please join the Yorkton & District Labour Council (HDLC) in a ceremony of remembrance.

Contact: Maryann Federko

Want to post this on your Union board? Click on the link below for a printable colour version of the poster:

Day of Mourning Events Saskatchewan

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President’s Message: Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning

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When we look around our workplaces and think about those who have suffered a workplace injury, illness or death, it’s important for us to reflect on the impact to that person, but also to their family, our workplaces and communities.  

 

‘An injury to one is an injury to all’ is not just a slogan, nor is it only about ‘injuries’ – but it means that we must work together to improve the quality and safety of our work and workplaces so that we come home to our families safe, and alive.

Take time on April 28 to think about workplace safety and our co-workers; think about the supports in place to help people transition from an injury; and think about joining your Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

If you want more information about the Day of Mourning, the Worker Safety Committee have come up with the following items for you to use in your workplace (the items will be linked):

–          Day of Mourning Poster 2012

–          Why a Canary

–          Safety Hot Topic: Day of Mourning

If you want to head out to a ceremony, there are many events across the province.

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has also issued a statement and poster to mark the day.

Remember, our work is not done, we need to continually improve our workplaces and not rest on the achievements from the past.

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Canadian Labour Congress: Day of Mourning Statement 2012

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Westray mine disaster, where an underground methane explosion took the lives of 26 workers. Since then, the labour movement worked for parliament to pass legislation, the so-called Westray bill, which amended the Criminal Code of Canada in order to hold employers, who failed to take steps to protect the lives of their employees, criminally liable. The Westray bill provided a new regime outlining the framework of corporate liability in Canada.

In the nine years since the Westray bill amendments and corporate manslaughter law came into effect, only two provinces have laid charges under the criminal code. If the provinces and territories were using the Westray legislation as intended, we could make significant inroads at protecting workers health and safety and we could save lives.

Tragically, thousands of workers, every year, have their life changed because of a major injury while hundreds more lose their life because of their work. No job is worth dying for, yet 1,014 people lost their lives in 2010, the most recent year for which we have statistics. These are not accidents, they can be prevented. It’s important to remember that Canada still has one of the highest rates of workplace deaths in the industrialized world, and even one death is still one too many.

Nothing can bring back those who have died, but a message has to be sent that cutting corners on health and safety and employees being killed is not acceptable. If and when an employer willfully neglects health and safety, knowing that someone can be injured or killed – they should be held criminally responsible. Corporations and their representatives need to be held accountable. As workers, we need to pressure our governments to use the Westray legislation as intended.

Today should not be the day another worker dies at work.

For a printable version of this statement, click on the link below:

Canadian Labour Congress Day of Mourning Statement 2012

For the companion poster, click on the link below – there is an English and a French version of the poster:

Canadian Labour Congress Day of Mourning Poster

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