2024 Day of Mourning

CUPE Nova Scotia will solemnly observe the National Day of Mourning this Sunday, April 28th. On this day each year, we pause to mourn the lives lost in the workplace and acknowledge the injuries and illnesses acquired by workers while on the job. May reflecting upon these tragedies remind us that the fight for workplace safety remains a crucial matter for the labour movement, and that heightening public awareness of this issue should be one of our biggest priorities.

The following ceremonies will be held in various locations around the province. We encourage our members to attend where possible.

Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Kentville Memorial Park — at Workers’ Memorial Stone Monument
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3:00pm
Contact: Janet Barteaux at Annapolis Valley Labour Council – email: avlcpresident@outlook.com
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) outside grounds
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11:00am
Contact: Joan Wark at NS Federation of Labour: 902-454-6735 / email: joan@nslabour.ca
Cape Breton District Labour Council
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Steelworkers and Pensioners’ Hall, 30 Inglis Street, Sydney
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Contact: Natasha Hogan – email: natasha.hogan.cbdlc@hotmail.com
Pictou County Injured Workers Association
Day of Mourning Ceremony
Trenton Park, 119 Park Road, Trenton
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 6:00pm
Contact: Mary Lloyd – email: marypciwa@eastlink.ca