Today, Friday, April 28, is the National Day of Mourning. This is the day we remember, reflect and pay our respects to the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honour the many families, friends and colleagues who have been affected by these tragedies.
In healthcare, workplace safety is still a very serious issue. Healthcare workers face many different occupational hazards, from both the physical environments they work in and the people they care for and interact with on a daily basis.
As your union, we have made workplace safety a priority because we know that every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day. We are committed to continuing to work with employers, the government, our health and safety partners and you to prevent workplace injuries and deaths before they occur.
Together, we will bring more attention and resolve to this important issue and create work environments where safety is no longer a concern.