Plan to attend a Day of Mourning event.
DOM community event listing:
- Catharines, 7:30 a.m.
- At the monument dedicated to the Fallen Welland Canal Workers, located at Lock 3 on the Welland Canal Parkway – west side of the Canal
- Catharines, 8:00 a.m.
- At the monument dedicated to four fallen workers – under the St. Catharines Skyway. Located on the Welland Canal Parkway – west side of the canal, under the bridge.
- Niagara-on-the-Lake, 9:15 a.m.
- At the monument located at the Centennial Arena – 1557 Four Mile Creek road in Virgil.
- Niagara Falls, 10:30 a.m.
- At the monument located at Niagara Falls City Hall – 4310 Queen Street.
- Fort Erie, 11:45 a.m.
- At the Monument located at Fort Erie City Hall – 1 Municipal Centre Drive along Highway 3.
- Port Colborne, 1:00 p.m.
- At the Monument located in H.H. Knoll Park on Sugarloaf Street, beside the hospital.
- Welland, 2:00 p.m.
- At the Monument located beside the canal in Merritt Park – 151 King Street.
- Port Robinson, 3:00 p.m.
- In memory of Robyn Lafleur, Esquire Canada explosion site (1999) – 125 South Street North.
- Catharines, 4:00 p.m.
- At the Monument located at St. Catharines City Hall – 50 Church St.
- Niagara Region, 5:15 p.m.
- At the Monument located at the Region of Niagara Headquarters – 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Workers have the legal right to be protected from hazards on the job. When hazards go unaddressed, workers suffer the most.
Every April 28, a National Day of Mourning we remember workers who have been injured, made ill or killed on the job. On this day and every day, CUPE supports those who seek what the law promises, safe and healthy work.
This year again, Niagara District CUPE Council is helping to promote Day of Mourning (DOM) events in communities across Niagara. This year’s campaign message encourages full employer accountability and meaningful worker participation in pursuit of safer, healthier work. Important supports for this pursuit include: laws and regulations that are specific and enforced; quality training focused on workplace hazards, not worker behaviours; and sufficient trusted resources to get the job done.