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This year marks 34 years since CUPE’s National Health and Safety Committee first proposed the idea of a National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.
April 28th was proclaimed by then National President Jeff Rose at a health and safety conference in early 1985. In that same year, the Canadian Labour Congress and affiliated unions adopted the day across Canada. In many communities, local labour councils bring different unions together in ceremonies to honour workers who have been killed and injured – and to vow to stay vigilant.
The National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day is observed in Canada on the 28th of April. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.
Let’s honour, remember and pay our respects to these thousands of workers. Let’s renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further tragedies.
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Clarification to the Purpose of this meeting:
This meeting is a re-commitment into the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Process and President’s Council. The Union has budgeted this every year from our general funds since 2000 and it has no impact on our members. We apologize to the members who did not receive the Special Meeting Notice.
Special Meeting Notices do not require a week’s notice and can be called on at any time. We distributed this Special Meeting notice through Broadcast Fax and attempted to also do so through the H.R. Department at the Education Services Centre, but it fell through the cracks.
Due to time restrictions the meeting will be taking place tomorrow. If you have any questions or concerns please contact President Cindy McQueen at 778-628-9537.