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April 28 – National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

On April 28, we gather with fellow workers, friends and family members to remember our brothers and sisters killed or injured on the job, and to re-commit to making our workplaces safer for everyone. In 2013, 34 workers lost their lives. Ceremonies will be held to commemorate the Day of Mourning on April 28 around the province:

Halifax – The NS Federation of Labour will host a ceremony at 11 am at Province House in Halifax on the grounds by the plaque that was erected in 2002 beside the maple tree, also planted in 2002. If the weather is bad, the ceremony will be held inside. After the speakers, you are invited to lay a wreath on behalf of your organization, family member or friend. For more information, contact Joan Wark at the Federation office at 454.6735 or nsfl@ns.aliantzinc.ca

The South Shore Labour Council is having a ceremony from 1 – 2 pm at Shipyard’s Landing on King St in Bridgewater. There will be wreath-laying. For more information, contact Labour Council President Lisa Mason @ 902.527.7567 or sslcpresident@gmail.com. Refreshments will be served afterward.

The Cape Breton District Labour Council will be holding a ceremony at 11:00am at the Whitney Pier Legion (Branch 125), 850 Victoria Road, Sydney. There will be a bouquet laying. Refreshments to follow. For more information contact Suzanne MacNeil at president@capebretonlabour.ca or 902-317-1015The Annapolis Valley Labour

Council is having a ceremony at 7 pm at the site of their monument in Memorial Park on Park St. (Main Street) in Kentville. No wreath-laying at this event. Reception to follow at the Labour Council Office at 362 Main Street. For more information, please contact Dean Tupper at: 902.670.5519 (cell) or by email: deantupper@xcountry.tv.

The Strait Area District Labour Council is hosting a ceremony at 7 pm at the Unifor (formerly CEP Union Hall) in Port Hawkesbury (next to Dairy Queen) on 323 Reeves St. Refreshments to follow. There will be no wreath-laying. For more information, please email Sadie Fee at sadiefee@bellaliant.net

In Pictou County, there will be a ceremony and wreath-laying at 6 pm at Trenton Steeltown Park by the monument. For info, call Larry Maloney @ 902.695.7249.

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