Thursday, April 18, 2019

Day of Mourning set for April 28

Working with our members and employers to ensure a secure and safe workplace is of the utmost importance to the New Brunswick Union (NBU).
That’s why April 28 takes on special significance.
The National Day of Mourning - held each year on April 28 - honours those killed or injured while on the job. Established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to mourn the dead and fight for the living, the day is now observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries.
“One life lost is too many, we need to strive hit the highest marks when it comes to workplace safety,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “We want our members feeling safe and secure on the job so they can be productive and we believe that all workplace injuries are preventable.”
On April 28, several place across the province will mark the National Day of Mourning.
“We encourage all of our members to take part, if they can, in the events,” said Proulx-Daigle.
Listing of events:
Bathurst: Day of Mourning Monument near Sacred Heart Cathedral, Douglas Avenue, 11 a.m.
Edmundston: Park next to City Hall on the Canada Road, 11 a.m.
Fredericton: Fredericton Fallen Firefighters’ Monument next to the Small Craft Aquatic Center along the south banks of the Wolastoq (Saint John River), 12 p.m.
Miramichi: River Front Park (Ledden Street) on the north shore of the Miramichi River, 3 p.m.
Moncton: Cenotaph in Bore Park, 11:30 a.m.
Saint John: Day of Mourning Monument, Frank & Ella Hatheway Center at Rockwood Park, 12 p.m.