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National Day of Mourning walk, ceremony on April 27

 

Each April, Canada’s labour community marks the National Day of Mourning out of respect for the memories of workers who died on the job and therefore didn’t make it home to their families.

For 2018, the Manitoba Federation of Labour is inviting all unions to join them in observing the National Day of Mourning on Friday, April 27, in Winnipeg.

At 10:30 am, the Safe Workers of Tomorrow Leaders Walk will take place, starting at the Union Centre on Broadway, then walking west and ending at Memorial Park, across the street from the Manitoba Legislature.

At 11 am, there will be a solemn service at Memorial Park. This year’s event will include a special ground-breaking ceremony for the Manitoba Workers Memorial.

The MFL, which has been spearheading the effort to build the Manitoba Workers Memorial, states that it has been made possible because of the generous donations that they have received from unions, government and individuals.

Mourn the dead, fight for the living.