Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 26, 2010 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: April 28-National Day of Mourning for Killed and Injured Workers, CLC Executive V-P Barbara Byers Will Be in Halifax

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) - On Wednesday, April 28 Canadians will observe a National Day of Mourning in memory of workers killed or injured on the job. Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Barbara Byers will participate in a locally organized event in Halifax.  

According to the most recent information available, 1,036 people lost their lives at work in 2008. In Nova Scotia, 23 workers lost their lives in 2008 because of their jobs. Why is this being allowed to continue? Why are employers not being called to account? Byers will be available to the media to address those questions. 

WHO: Barbara Byers, CLC Executive Vice-President
   
WHAT: National Day of Mourning
  for workers killed and injured on the job
   
WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 11:00 a.m.
   
WHERE: Province House (Nova Scotia Provincial Legislature)
  1726 Hollis Street, Halifax

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. Web site: www.canadianlabour.ca

Contact Information

  • CLC
    Jeff Atkinson
    Communications
    613-526-7425, or 613-863-1413