28 April 2011

April 28 – National Day of Mourning –

One death is too many
“Mourn for the dead, fight for the living”

Even one workplace death is too many. Every April 28 since 1983, unions, workers, and organizations in over 100 countries remember workers who died from workplace causes and honour them by renewing the fight for the living.   Link to the OPSEU Article

OPSEU urges all locals to mark April 28 as the National Day of Mourning, to remember workers who have died, and to renew the fight for the living. Visit the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) website to view Day of Mourning events across Ontario.

Barrie & District Labour Council Blood Donor Clinics
in recognition of Workers Killed and Injured at Work
231 Bayview Drive, Barrie Call 1.888.2.DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to book appointment
Tues, April 26 Wed., April 27 Thurs., April 28
Fri., April 29 Sat., April 30
1:00 – 8:00 p.m. 7:30 am – 1:00 p.m. 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. (with media availability at 4:30 p.m.) 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Durham Region Labour Council
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12:00 noon
Day of Mourning Monument Area, Oshawa City Hall (corner of King St. and Centre St.) Light refreshments to follow at USW Hall, 125 Albert Street, Oshawa

Speakers:
Bill Stratton, Chair, DOM Committee John Henry, Mayor of Oshawa Paul Goggan, CAW H&S Activist Jim Freeman, President, DRLC
Contact: DRLC Office (905) 579-5188 or durhamlc@durhamlabour.ca
Peterborough & District Labour Council
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Peterborough City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough Singer/Songwriter George Hewison Followed by a light lunch at the Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N. Guest Speaker TBA

Toronto & York Region Labour Council
Thursday, April 28, 2011 Woodbridge, 11:00 a.m.
Woodbridge Memorial Arena, 5020 Highway #7 (at Islington)
Toronto, 12:00 noon Larry Sefton Park, Bay and Hagerman Streets, Toronto (immediately behind Toronto City Hall)
Contact: Labour Council (416) 441-3663

Lindsay & District Labour Council
Sunday, April 24, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
Workers Memorial, Victoria Park, Victoria Avenue, Lindsay
North Simcoe, Muskoka & District Labour Council
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Orillia City Hall        Guest Speaker:    Pat Striewe, WHSC
Northumberland Labour Council
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4:15 p.m.
Lucas Point Park, Cobourg Meet and greet to follow      Guest Speaker:    Sid Ryan, President, OFL Contact: Gloria Riley (905) 372-9726 or griley1@cogeco.ca

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