Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 24, 2013 09:46 ET

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

CLC Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff will be in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 24, 2013) - On Sunday, April 28 Canadians will observe a National Day of Mourning in memory of workers killed or injured on the job. Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff will attend an event organized by the Ottawa and District Labour Council. Yussuff will be available to the media.

In 2012, a total of 389 Ontario workers lost their lives as a result of their work. To date, 265 of these claims have been accepted by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

WHO: Hassan Yussuff
CLC Secretary-Treasurer
WHAT: National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job
WHERE: Vincent Massey Park
(Entrance on Heron Road at Riverside Dr.)
WHEN: 12:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013
BBQ to follow ceremony

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: www.canadianlabour.ca Follow us on twitter: @CanadianLabour

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