In 1984, Workers’ Memorial Day was started in Sudbury, Ontario. On April 28, 1985, the Canadian Labour Congress officially declared it to be an annual day of remembrance, which is now observed in over 80 countries.

Each year on April 28th, we pay our respects to, and remember all those workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illnesses due to work-related incidents.

It is also a time to honour the families and friends who have also been affected by these tragedies. Every worker has the right to return home, safe and sound at the end of each day.

On April 28th we stand united and renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace. Let us join together to prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

We can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.

United in Safety, We Work Together.

ATU Local 113