Because the day is “important as a means of mourning for the dead while fighting for the living,” professor and graduate chair Liz Quinlan with the Department of Sociology will lay the USFA wreath at the Saskatoon & District Labour Council’s ceremony as she has for the past 5 years.
Show your support for workers killed or injured in the workplace by joining Liz at the Saskatoon & District Labour Council’s annual wreath laying ceremony on April 28th at 6 pm in the Civic Square at 222 3rd Avenue North. For more information about the event contact Don MacDonald, SDLC President firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) created the Workers Day of Mourning that, in 1991, became nationally recognized through the Workers Mourning Day Act. Over 100 countries now recognize April 28 as a day to remember those who lost their lives or suffered injury or illness in the workplace.
Saskatchewan had 39 workplace fatalities in 2022, 21 were occupational diseases including firefighter cancer and asbestosis. Our province has one of the highest time loss rates due to injury in Canada, according to Worksafe Saskatchewan. An average of 2,400 workers each year are injured in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is the province with the highest 5-year average injury fatality rate.