Friday April 28, 2023 Day of Mourning

Good day Union Family

Friday April 28, 2023 is the National Day of Mourning. This day is observed in over 80 Countries around the World as a time to remember workers killed, injured, or suffering due to a workplace hazard or occupational exposure. This year in Alberta there has been 161 occupation related deaths, a number of these were due to Asbestos and other exposures from decades prior.

This year there are several Day of Mourning services being held around the Province, I encourage all who are available to attend,

  • Agent Casemore will be attending in Fort McMurray Howard Pew Park (Waterways) starting at 10:45AM,
  • Agent Stock will be attending in Calgary at the City hall starting at 10:45
  • I will be attending in Edmonton Grant Notley Park, 116 street and 100 Ave starting at 11:00 AM,

Additionally, most sites will be marking the day in some way, but no matter where you are please, at 11:00 am Friday April 28, 2023 take a moment of silence for reflection on those who have past, the families left behind, and your personal commitment to safety.

Stay vigilant, stay safe, and look out for each other.

In Solidarity,

Kevin Lecht                                                                          

Business Manager