April 28 is the National Day of Mourning

April 24, 2020
photo of candle with the words 'national day of mourning'

Once again, on April 28, we will join over 100 countries in remembering those who lost their lives due to work-related causes. This year, workers around the world are facing additional and considerable challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Customs and Immigration Union attaches great importance to its members’ health and safety and we will continue to do everything we can to protect them from harm.

Given the dangers that so many workers are confronting, let us all observe a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. on the National Day of Mourning. We also invite all members to (virtually) attend local events organized to commemorate the Day.

Read the CIU National Office Memorandum regarding the National Day of Mourning.