National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2015


Since the 1980s, Canada’s labour movement has observed every April 28 as the Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. In 1990, Canada’s Parliament officially recognized the National Day of Mourning, and since then the tradition has spread to more than 100 countries.

The Day of Mourning is a day to honour the memory of those workers who have died, and to stand up for safe and healthy jobs.

Every year, the MFL and Labour Councils across Manitoba organize Day of Mourning events.

Please join us for a candlelight memorial service to remember these workers and to reaffirm our resolve to work for safe and healthy workplaces.

A reception with refreshments will take place before the service at 10:45 AM.

For more information, contact Tara Peel (204-953-2563)

  • Visit for more Day of Mourning events in Manitoba