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April 28 is the National Day of Mourning

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.

National Day of Mourning

Image of candle to symbolize mourning, for the April 28 Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning. On that day, we will once again remember those who lost their lives due to work-related causes. Since 1995 and in Canada alone, some 20,000 workplace deaths have occurred. Today, the National Day of Mourning is recognized in over 100 countries around the world.

CIU attaches great importance to its members’ health and safety. We must do all we can to prevent needless suffering as a result of hazardous and unhealthy working conditions and continue to promote safe working conditions for our members.

On April 28, we encourage all Customs and Immigration Union members to observe a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m., and to attend local events organized to commemorate the Day.