Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 25, 2008 10:30 ET

Media Advisory: Marie Clarke Walker Joins Workers in Saskatoon to Mark the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress will be in Saskatoon on Monday, April 28, for local ceremonies to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job.

Clarke Walker will take part in ceremonies organized by the Saskatoon and District Labour Council, which start at 7:00 p.m. at the Francis Morrison Library, move across the street to the cairn located at City Hall, and then finish with a coffee social back at the Library.

Clarke Walker will be available to media immediately after the Day of Mourning ceremony.

Nearly a thousand - 976 - Canadians died as a result of workplace accidents and occupational illnesses in 2006, the second-highest number on record, despite Canada's reputation for having some of the strongest workplace health and safety laws. Clarke Walker says it's time those laws were properly enforced.

"Four lives lost every workday is four lost lives too many. Lives are not saved when governments simply adopt legislation then look the other way," she says.

WHO: Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice-President
of the Canadian Labour Congress

WHAT: Day of Mourning ceremonies

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2008

WHERE: Francis Morrison Library (311 23rd Street East)

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:

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