Remembering Workers Killed at Work

    Monday, April 28, 2008
    7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    City Room, Edmonton City Hall
    1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

The Alberta Federation of Labour and the Edmonton and District Labour Council are co-sponsoring the official Edmonton ceremony for the 13th annual International Day of Mourning.

The ceremony will honour and remember the 154 Alberta workers killed at or because of work last year. It continues a long tradition of a candlelight ceremony at City Hall to mark Day of Mourning. Highlights include:

    Leonard Brennan, the grandfather of a worker killed in 2004 and whose employer was fined $300,000 earlier this year over the incident, will speak about losing a family member
  • A City Councillor representing the City of Edmonton will speak and officially proclaim Day of Mourning in Edmonton
  • Mrs. Lorna Chandler, widow of a farm worker killed last year, will be in attendance
  • Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan will speak
  • Candle Lighting and a Minute of Silence will be observed
  • Music from local band Linden Green

International Day of Mourning began in Canada in 1984 to remember workers killed or injured at work. It is now recognized in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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For more information, contact:

Jason Foster, AFL Director of Policy Analysis @ 780-483-3021 (office) or 780-910-1137 (cell)

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