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CAUT Bulletin Archives

April 2006

April 28: National Day of Mourning

More than 20 years ago the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 a National Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job. Every year since, unions, labour councils, families and community partners gather by the thousands to ‘mourn for the dead.’ What began through the efforts of Canada’s labour movement is now observed in more than 100 countries.

On April 28 honour those who have lost their lives or paid with their health — break the silence of indifference and say enough to the suffering caused by hazardous working conditions. Again this year, CAUT Council will mark the day with a moment of silence for colleagues injured or killed on Canadian campuses in 2005.