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The Sarnia & District Labour Council, Victims of Chemical Valley (VOCV), Workers Health & Safety Centre and the Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) would like to recognize the tragic losses in our community caused by deaths, injuries and illnesses that occur in workplaces throughout the country.
Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/sarniaanddistrictlabourcouncil
Workers, their families, friends, social justice advocates and concerned citizens are asked to remember those who have died as a result of work and lend support to those injured or suffer with an occupational disease. The National Day of Mourning was commemorated in the Ontario Legislature with the first comprehensive Workers Compensation Act in Canada in 1914. In 1984 the Canadian Labour Congress declared the Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job.
The Sarnia & District Labour Council, Workers Health and Safety Centre, Victims of Chemical Valley and the Occupational Health for Ontario Workers invites everyone to remember those lives we have lost and the many who suffer as a result of hazardous workplace exposure. We encourage you to recognize the Day of Mourning in your own workplace as well–(lower flags to 1/2 mast)
The Day of Mourning serves the prime purpose for which it was instituted to create safer workplaces so workers ca end their working lives in dignity and health.