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CMAW Canada Supports the National Day of Mourning

27 Apr2022

The Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Canada (CMAW) issue the following statement today on the National Day of Mourning.

April 28th is a day that is important to all Canadians. On this day, we remember and honour every worker in Canada who has died, been injured, or suffered illness because of workplace hazards, accidents, or harassment. It is a day to reaffirm our commitment to preventing future accidents and ensure that all workplaces are safe.

CMAW encourages all Canadians to observe a minute of silence at 11:00am on this solemn day to pledge to do all they can to protect their neighbors, friends, and family as they work hard to build a strong Canada over the next year.

“CMAW will always put a priority on the safety of our members.”

Chris Wasilenchuk, CMAW President

“This year, we can look back on the stresses and strains that the pandemic has added to the workplace and see how important a safe workplace is for every worker in Canada. Safety requires an ongoing, shared effort from workers, employers, unions, and the organizations that support them. CMAW will continue to engage with our partners in our combined commitment to create the safest workplaces in the construction industry.”

CMAW encourages all organizations, communities, and individuals to hold or support an event, or to simply observe a moment of silence. CMAW representatives will be attending various ceremonies across Western Canada including the Vancouver Day of Mourning Event in Jack Poole Plaza, 1085 Canada Place beginning at 10:30am.

CMAW is dedicated to organizing in the non-union and other sectors to represent workers who want to enjoy the benefits of a truly innovative and Canadian union.