Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 24, 2012 12:18 ET

Media Advisory: April 28 Day of Mourning for Killed and Injured Workers

CLC President Ken Georgetti in New Westminster

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 24, 2012) - On Saturday, April 28 Canadians will observe a National Day of Mourning in memory of workers killed or injured on the job. Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti will attend a locally organized event in New Westminster. Georgetti will be available for comment to the media.

In 2010, a total of 1014 Canadians lost their lives as a direct result of their work, 144 of them in B.C.

WHO: Ken Georgetti
CLC President
WHAT: National Day of Mourning
for workers killed or injured on the job
WHEN: Saturday, April 28
Event opens 10:30 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. start
WHERE: New Westminster Quay on the Boardwalk
810 Quayside Drive
(between Paddlewheeler Pub & Inn at the Quay)

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 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: Follow us on twitter: @CanadianLabour

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