April 28 National Day of Mourning

This Wednesday, April 28 PSAC BC will be observing the National Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job. 

In addition to remembering the 173 BC workers that died because of work-related injuries and illnesses last year, the Day of Mourning is a call to action. 

This year, PSAC BC demands that every worker in British Columbia have access to paid sick leave — during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

This Wednesday we will remember the thousands of British Columbians – including PSAC members – who have been exposed to COVID-19 at work. As new variants threaten BC with a third wave of the pandemic, the time for our government to act is now.

On Wednesday, April 28 we ask you to; 

  1. Sign this petition demanding that the BC NDP government ensures every BC worker has access to paid sick leave.
  2. Take ten minutes at 12pm on April 28 to stop work and show respect for fallen workers in BC and across the country. Step away from your work stations, talk to your co-workers about the need for paid sick days, and let us know you’ve done this by sharing a photograph with us
  3. Change your Facebook profile picture: Day of Mourning | BC Fed Sick Leave campaign
  4. Attend a virtual Day of Mourning ceremony.

April 28 is a day for PSAC members and workers across Canada to strengthen our resolve and fight for safe and healthy conditions in the workplace. This year let’s demand paid sick days for all workers in BC.

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