Our members deserve better.
It was CUPE’s national health and safety committee that, in 1984, first proposed the idea of a day to remember workers who are injured or killed on the job. On April 28th, we pause to remember the workers who have been injured, made ill, or killed. We must hold employers accountable to make sure they abide by health and safety laws. We must hold governments accountable as well to ensure they enforce the laws they pass. We must continue our struggle to ensure that all workers come home to their family safe and healthy, because at the end of the day, that’s what matters most.