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Monday April 27th, 2015

Posted at 12:00pm

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On April 28th workers, their families, labour leaders and others in the Windsor area will gather to remember those killed, injured or made ill by their workplace.

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress, and its affiliated union first established April 28th as the day to honour workers killed, injured or made ill. Since then both the Ontario and Federal government have since passed legislation to recognize the day.

The afternoon starts out at St. Augustine Church Hall located on Wyandotte Street East at Westminster at 5pm. Speakers include surviving family members of workers killed on the job and representatives from local organizations supporting injured workers and health and safety.

At 6pm a march leaves the church hall and heads to the Injured Workers’ Monument at Coventry Gardens, where there will be short ceremony and placing of the wreath at the monument.

Organizers say that they are aware of at least seven workplace fatalities in the last year.

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