As a labour union, we are proud to represent our 31,000 members who provide a vast array of public services across the province and we will continue to press on for safe, healthy, respectful workplaces with decent wages, pensions and benefits for all.
There are two ceremonies we know of this year on Sunday, June 11 (but keep your eyes and ears open for any others in your community):
Community: Glace Bay
Place: Miners’ Museum, on Berkeley St. in Glace Bay
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Place : United Church at the corner of Junction and Main
Time: Wreath laying is at 2:30 p.m. ; and Reception is at 3 p.m.
For folks who are not familiar with the history of Davis Day, please see the Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Davis_Miners%27_Memorial_Dayfor more details on the origins of the day, which are in commemoration of the death of coal miner William Davis who was shot to death on a mining strike at approximately 11:00am on June 11th, 1925.