Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 24, 2013 09:54 ET

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

CLC President Ken Georgetti in Brampton

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 President Ken Georgetti will attend a locally organized ceremony in Brampton, sponsored by the Brampton-Mississauga & District Labour Council. Georgetti will be available for comment to the media.

The April 28 event will feature the unveiling of a Milestones of Labour monument that has been created to celebrate work and community and to promote health and safety in the workplace.

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: Ken Georgetti
CLC President
WHAT: National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job
WHEN: Sunday, April 28
11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Brampton Flower City Campus
8870 McLaughlin Road
Brampton, ON

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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