National Day of Mourning 2022

In 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress, the Parliament of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act making April 28 an official Day of Mourning to remember those who have lost their lives or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational exposures.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners’ Association acknowledges the contributions made by all workers across our country who lost their lives in the workplace, in work-related deaths or who suffered any work-related injury and honours them on this National Day of Mourning 2022. This is particularly important in 2022 as we especially remember all those front line and emergency care workers who gave unselfishly of themselves during the COVID pandemic.

As we honour and remember those who gave so much, this must also be a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

Doreen Noseworthy