Tuesday, April 03, 2007

History of Workers Memorial Day

A day of morning and remembrance of our lost loved ones. We reminisce and grieve our loved ones throughout the year but there is some recognition and acknowledgement of those lost at work on April 28th. Canada adopted the “Day of Mourning” Bill C-223 in 1989 making them the first to observe a workers memorial day. After the Canadian movement the AFL-CIO as the national day adopted April 28th for Workers Memorial Day because it was the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration's anniversary date. Most recognize this day as an International Day of Mourning so as to acknowledge the injured along with the death of workers. The world wide motto is now, "Morn for the dead, fight for the living."

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