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City of Saint John to observe 2014 Day of Mourning

25-Apr-2014

On Monday, April 28, flags at all City of Saint John facilities, including City Hall will be lowered to half-mast in recognition of the National Day of Mourning, commemorating workers whose lives have been lost or injured in the workplace.

The City of Saint John, the Saint John Fire Department and the Saint John Police Force will join Worksafe NB and the New Brunswick Federation of Labour at an official public ceremony at the Day of Mourning Monument at the W. Franklin Hatheway Labour Exhibit Centre in Rockwood Park at 12:00 p.m.. City of Saint John Councillor John MacKenzie will offer remarks on behalf of the City.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate in the ceremony.

In 2009, The City of Saint John, the Saint John Fire Department and the Saint John Police Force, in partnership with Worksafe NB, implemented the 5*22 Safety Management System. Workplace accidents at the City have decreased since its inception.

The National Day of Mourning is held annually on April 28, and was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after it was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress.

For more information on the Day of Mourning, and commemorative ceremonies across New Brunswick, visit www.worksafenb.ca.