WSCC and NTFL will take part in National Day of Mourning

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The Northern Federation of Labour (NTFL) and the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) will observe a minute of silence tomorrow for the National Day of Mourning for workers injured on the job.

The event will take place on April 28, at noon and is an annual celebration of remembrance across Canada.

According to a news release from the WSCC, “the day is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered an injury, or illness at work.”

“This year, we remember the four people in 2019 who lost their lives due to a workplace injury in the NWT and Nunavut and we join in sorrow with their families”,  Katrina Nokleby, the minister responsible for the WSCC in the NWT said in a written statement.

Public ceremonies in Iqaluit and Yellowknife, will not take place this year as a result of social distancing rules and the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, we renew our commitment to protecting workers and to work together to prevent further tragedies,”  George Hickes, minister responsible for the WSCC in Nunavut said.

To show your support on social media tag your post using the hashtag #dayofmourning.


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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.