Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 24, 2013 09:51 ET

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

CLC Executive V-P Marie Clarke Walker will be in Toronto

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. On Friday, April 26, Marie Clarke Walker, Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President, will participate in an event organized by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council. Clarke Walker will be available for comment 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: Marie Clarke Walker
CLC Executive Vice-President
WHAT: National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job
DETAILS: Friday, April 26, Toronto, ON
12:00 p.m. Larry Sefton Park
(on Bay Street just north of City Hall)

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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