Day of Mourning

Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. The Waterloo Regional Labour Council and Canada’s unions continue to call for better enforcement of related legislation. They also call on employers and governments to do more to prevent such fatalities from happening in the first place.

WHEN: April 28, 2020 at 10:30am – 11:30am

WHERE: the 2020 Day of Mourning event will be streamed online on website https://www.wrlc.caYoutube channel, and Facebook.

April 2020 a hospital worker dies from COVID-19.

Nick Lalonde, 23, of London fell to his death Oct. 11, 2013, while doing masonry work at a Waterloo condominium site.

Three months later, Chris Crawford, 33, a sheet metal worker from Kitchener, died when a roof collapsed while he was helping build a Target store in Mississauga.

We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each workday.  By working together – with employers, workers, and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.