On this National Day of Mourning, we remember those among us who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives; and those who suffer as a result of workplace-related injuries or illnesses.  It is important that we never forget these sacrifices – because they could have been prevented.

Today, we also remember those who fought and demonstrated before us to change laws and legislation that have helped establish the improved work conditions and the rights we enjoy today.

We remain committed to work united and tirelessly, to establish safe conditions in the workplace – to prevent, any and every, death, injury and suffering of workers.

Workplace Safety Rights are Human Rights.