Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

April 28, 2017 07:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Day of Mourning - Remember Westray. Enforce the law.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 28, 2017) - Unions and families of workers killed on the job are marking this year's National Day of Mourning and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster by asking the federal government to do more to enforce laws holding employers criminally accountable for workplace death and injury.

What: Media availability
When: Wednesday, April 26 to Friday, April 28, 2017
Who: Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress
Allen Martin, brother of Glenn David Martin, one of 26 miners killed in the May 9, 1992 Westray Mine disaster
Christian Bruneauand Katia St. Jacques, father and common-law spouse of Olivier Bruneau, who was killed on the job on March 23, 2016 (English or French)

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