Day of Mourning for workers to be marked Thursday
By Sudbury Star Staff.
Thirty-two years ago, Sudbury labour groups recognized April 28 as a Day of Mourning for workers who were killed, injured or suffered illness because of workplace conditions. The day has now received international recognition and is marked all over the world.
The Sudbury and District Labour Council will hold the 32nd annual Day of Mourning service Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University.
United Steelworkers will then hold a follow-up service at 12:30 p.m. at the Steelworkers' Union Hall and Conference Centre at 66 Brady St.USW Local 6500 said in a news release that members are proud the Day of Mourning began in Sudbury, a city that was the first to officially declare the day. They are also appreciative of the Sudbury and District Labour Council's role in honouring the occasion every year.
USW International president Leo Gerard and Allan McDougall, program co-ordinator of USW's emergency response team, will be among the speakers at the Thursday event.
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