April 28th is recognized across Canada as a National Day of Mourning dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, suffered injury or illness on the job or experienced a work-related tragedy. In addition, the Day of Mourning is a day to collectively renew our commitment as employers, supervisors, and workers to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illness and deaths.
To mark this event, the Federation of Labour hosted a ceremony at the Nunavut Legislative Assembly Foyer. NCC was in attendance at this important event. In addition, NCC honored this occasion during today’s toolbox talk at our largest active construction site in Iqaluit, where we recognized the Nunavummiut and workers across Canada that never made it home from work this past year. This was led by our Health and Safety Officer, Barb Heming.