National Day of Mourning
Today is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job.
In 2013, the WSIB says that 243 workers died and that there were 232,249 reported injuries. In the past 25 days alone, as we close in on the Day of Mourning, three more workers have died at Vale’s Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury, a construction site in Ottawa and a plastics plant in Vaughan. — Ontario Federation of Labour Press Release
'There is no bad job, the only bad job is not having a job.' — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Ontario Federation of Labour Day of Mourning Fact Sheet (PDF)