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Day of Mourning for workers killed/injured on Job - April 28
>Every year tEVEvery Every year, since 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress
honours the more
>than 1,000 Canadian workers killed on the job in 1999 and the thousands who
>have died from work-related diseases on April 28th with a National Day
>of Mourning. The date marks the passage of the first Workers'
>Compensation Act in Canada, passed in Ontario in 1914. The Parliament of
>Canada officially recognized the event in 1991 by passing the Workers
>Mourning Day Act.
>The ODLC and the Canadian Labour Congress will conduct a memorial service
>Massy Park at 12:30 on Friday, April 28 at the monument commemorating the
>workers killed when the Heron Road bridge collapsed during construction in
>LET US PAUSE TO REMEMBER
>The worker who died from exposure to toxins while fighting fires.
>The tragic deaths at OC Transpo.
>The mother who can't lift her child because of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
>The 398 workplace fatalities in Ontario registered with WSIB in 1998
>The 340,204 workplace accidents registered with WSIB in 1998
>The 15 fatalities of young workers (14-24) in 1999.
>The more that 1000 Canadian workers who were killed on the job last year.
>The thousands who died from work-related diseases
>The thousands who were permanently disabled due to work-related diseases
Len Bush, Research Officer
National Union of Public and General Employees
15 Auriga Drive, Nepean, On, Canada, K2E 1B7
(613) 228-9800 / (613) 228-9801 [fax]
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