We remember workers who have died, were injured, or became ill from their job. We commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies.

In 2022, 24 workers in our province lost their life at or because of work. NSGEU has always been a strong voice for safety in the workplace. Union’s overall were the voice that changed safety in workplaces across this province.

This year, Ron Beck is being remembered by Work Safe for Life. Ron was a railway conductor in Halifax and died on the job in 2004. You can watch his story here:

The following ceremonies will be observed in Nova Scotia this year:

Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Kentville Memorial Park — at Workers’ Memorial Stone Monument
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:00pm
Contact: Janet Barteaux at Annapolis Valley Labour Council – email:

Friday, April 28th at 11 a.m.
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds
1726 Hollis Street, Halifax
Wreath laying invited

For information:
Joan Wark.  NS Federation of Labour

Friday, April 28th at 3 9.m.
Memorial Park
125 Park St., Kentville.
Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Labour Council office, 362 Main Street in Kentville.
Please RSVP as soon as possible.
Janet Barteaux, President AVLC

Friday, April 28, 2019, noon
Lunenburg Fishermen’s Memorial
124 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg
Organized by the Town of Lunenburg

Virtual Ceremony
Join Threads of Life at noon (ADT), April 28, 2023, for an online ceremony in remembrance of all those who have been lost to a workplace tragedy.
Please register to join.

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