The City of Charlottetown raised a flag today (April 28) at City Hall in support of National Day of Mourning, to remember those who have lost their lives due to a work-related tragedy, or suffered injury or illness on the job.
National Day of Mourning is recognized across Canada on April 28. The Canadian flag flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers also observe the Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. The day was created through the work of CUPE’s National Health and Safety Committee, adopted by the Canadian Labour Congress and is now recognized in many countries around the world. Every year, people in hundreds of communities and at worksites recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. Trade unionists around the world now mark April 28 as an International Day of Mourning.
The PEI Federation of Labour will host a public ceremony at Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts at 7 p.m. tonight (April 28). All are welcome to attend.
Submitted photo attached.
Photo cutline: From left; Jason Woodbury, CUPE PEI; Carl Pursey, PEI Federation of Labour; Lenny Murphy, City of Charlottetown Occupational Health and Safety Officer; Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee; and Joey MacKinnon, President of Local 501; raise a flag in support of National Day of Mourning.
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