Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/CLC: Ken Georgetti Joins Workers in Sudbury and Elliott Lake to Mark the 2007 National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 27, 2007) - Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress will be in Sudbury and Elliot Lake this Saturday, April 28, to participate in local ceremonies to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job.

Georgetti will be in Sudbury in the Council Chambers, at Tom Davies Square where ceremonies get underway at 9:00 a.m. He then travels to Elliot Lake where he will join in the ceremonies, planned for 2:30 p.m. and the dedication of a new monument to workers killed or injured on the job in that community.

Georgetti will be available to media immediately after each of the ceremonies.

Over 1,000 Canadians died as a result of workplace accidents and occupational illnesses in 2005, the highest number on record, despite Canada's reputation for having some of the strongest workplace health and safety laws. Georgetti says it's time those laws were properly enforced.

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

WHO: Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress

WHAT: National Day of Mourning ceremonies

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2007

WHERE: Sudbury at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Tom Davies
Elliott Lake at 2:30 p.m. in Horn Lake Park (on Highway

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 136 district labour councils.

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