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The day when Labour mourns its dead

Thursday, April 28, is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Thousands of workers, friends and families of fallen workers gather at ceremonies across Ontario to recognize the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job. 117 more words


Banning Asbestos - The Personal & the Political


For the Day of Mourning on April 28th, a broad coalition of asbestos victims and family members, labour, health, environmental and NGO organizations have banded together to call for a ban on asbestos in Canada.  1,423 more words

National Day of Mourning to address suicide for first time

Rolly Marentette remembers his phone ringing about 10 p.m. one night in 1997. On the other end was a stranger, threatening to kill himself.

“I could hear his wife pleading with him to put the gun down,” Marentette said. 328 more words

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Widows of the Workers: Waiting for the Dust to Settle

The following blog post has been written by Natasha Luckhardt, a community activist who is passionate about improving the lives of widows of occupational disease. While Natasha is a researcher at SEIU Healthcare who often focuses on OHS issues for the union, this particular passion project is independent from the organization. 917 more words

Bill to lower flags to mourn workers passes second reading

MPP Percy Hatfield’s bill to lower public flags on the National Day of Mourning for workers has passed its second reading at Queen’s Park.

The bill would require all public sector buildings to bring their flags to half-mast on April 28 in recognition of workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of their jobs. 286 more words

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History of Thanksgiving in America

n 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. 1,500 more words