NORTH BAY AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL RECOGNIZING NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING THIS FRIDAY
The flag at City Hall will fly at half-mast this Friday and while many residents of the Nipissing District will honour those who have been killed because of workplace-related hazards and incidents. The North Bay Labour Council will join the rest of Canadian labour by honouring the 26 workers killed in the Westray Coal Mine explosion in Nova Scotia back in 1992. In a release, the labour council says unions and employers continue to make significant strides in preventing workplace deaths and injuries but much more is needed.
They say unions and employers continue to make significant strides in preventing workplace deaths and injuries by educating workers to limit risks through greater safety measures. Reducing workplace exposure to harmful materials that impact the near and long-term health of front line workers has also had a positive impact according to the Labour Council. However, workplace injuries and fatalities continue to be a major issue in Canada.