Day Of Mourning Events BC 2015

day of mouring logo and titleApril 26 11:00 am
Squamish and District Labour Committee
Worker’s Memorial Monument
Pavilion Park
Downtown Squamish Squamish

April 28 7:30 am
CUPE 402;
City of Surrey;
WCB City of Surrey Works Yard
6645 148 St Surrey

April 28 10:00 am
Pulp Paper Woodworkers Canada Local 18 Memorial Rock
#1 Mackenzie Blvd Mackenzie

April 28 10:30 am
United Steelworkers
USW Local 1-85 Hall
4904 Montrose St Port Alberni

April 28 10:30 am
BCFED; WCB
New Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place Vancouver

April 28 10:30 am
South Cariboo Area Council; United Steelworkers
Local 1-424
City Hall
(next to Cenotaph)
450 Mart St Williams Lake

April 28 11:00 Sunshine Coast Labour Council
Dougal Park
Gower Road Gibsons

April 28 11:00 am
Victoria Labour Council; CUPE 2081
Camosun College – Landsdowne Campus
(Main entrance near Foul Bay Road) Victoria

April 28 12:00 noon
BCGEU
City Hall
(March to Workers’ Memorial at Centennial Park) Fort St. John

April 28 12:00 noon
North Okanagan Labour Council; BCGEU, WCB
Ben Lee Park
(at Franklin and Houghton, near the water park) Kelowna

April 28 12:00 noon
West Kootenay Labour Council
Lakeside Park at the Tyler Memorial Field House Nelson

April 28 12:00 noon
North Central Labour Council; WCB
Workers’ Memorial Statue (Patricia Boulevard and Queensway Street)
Prince George

April 28 12:00 noon
United Steelworkers
Centennial Square Sparwood

April 28 12:00 noon
UFAWU-Unifor; BC Fish Harvesters’ Association
Garry Point Park
7th Ave Steveston

April 28 1:00 pm
Nanaimo, Duncan & District Labour Council
Pioneer Waterfront Plaza,
Front Street Nanaimo
April 28 4:00 pm
United Steelworkers
Local 480 Workers’ Monument across from the Trail Memorial Centre
Trail

April 28 5:00 pm
BCFED; New Westminster and Vancouver and District Labour Councils
Art Gallery Lower Mainland
April 28 5:00 pm
QDTA and BCGEU
Area 6 Cross Component Commitee
Corner of Doherty and Anderson Drive
West Village Quesnel

April 28 6:00 pm
BCGEU
Kinsmen Park Castlegar

April 28 6:00 pm
Kamloops & District Labour Council; WCB
St. Andrew’s Church
159 Seymour Street Kamloops

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Day of Mourning Cerimonies Held Across British Columbia

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Here is a gallery of the events. If you have more photos, please forward them to ahaythornthwaite@iam250.org for inclusion on this page and in our Newsletter, The Northwest News.

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Day of Mourning – April 28, 2013

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Each year the Labour Movement remembers those killed and injured on the job and resolves to fight for safer working conditions for all.

The Day of Mourning was recognized by Parliament in 1991 and since spread across the globe. Download a three page History of The Day of Mourning here.

For events near you see below or download as a PDF file:

 

 April 26 10:00 AM City of Courtenay Courtenay City Hall(830 Cliffe Avenue,   Courtenay) Courtenay
April 26 10:30 AM City of Abbotsford, WCB Civic Plaza32315 South Fraser Way (North   Side) Abbotsford
April 26 10:30 AM WCB, B.C. Federation of   Labour, Business Council of B.C. New Vancouver Convention   Centre(1055 Canada Place) Vancouver
April 26 12:00 PM North Okanagan Labour   Council, WCB, B.C. Government Employees’ Union Ben Lee Park(at Franklin and Houghton, near   the water park) Kelowna
April 26 7:30 AM CUPE 402 &City of Surrey City Works Yard(6645 148 St., Surrey) Surrey
April 28 10:00 AM Victoria Labour Council Spirit Stage in Centennial   Square(#1 Centennial Square

Douglas St & Pandora Ave)

Victoria
April 28 10:00 AM Nanaimo, Duncan &   District Labour Council Woodworkers’ Memorial Park(near Kaatza Museum) Lake Cowichan
April 28 10:00 AM PPWC Local 18 Memorial Rock(beside Town Hall

1 Mackenzie Blvd, Mackenzie)

Mackenzie
April 28 10:30 AM B.C. Federation of Labour;   VDLC & NWDLC Garry Point Steveston
April 28 11:00 AM Kitimat, Terrace &   District Labour Council Begins at Terrace RCMP   detachmentand ends at Memorial site

(on Paul Clark Drive)

Terrace
April 28 11:00 AM Shuswap Columbia Labour   Council Marine Park(750 Marine Park Drive NE) Salmon Arm
April 28 11:00 AM Sunshine Coast Labour Council Dougall Park516 Gower Point Rd Gibsons
April 28 12:00 PM North Central Labour Council,   WCB Workers’ Memorial Statue   (PatriciaBoulevard and Queensway   Street) Prince George
April 28 12:00 PM BC Fish Harvesters   Association, UFAWU-CAW Net Needle Memorial, Garry   Point(Steveston) Richmond
April 28 1:00 PM Nanaimo, Duncan &   District Labour Council Pioneer Waterfront Plaza   (intersection ofFront St & Bastion St) Nanaimo
April 28 1:00 Kitimat, Terrace &   District Labour Council Coughlin Memorial ParkMeet at City Hall – Fire Hall   Parking Lot

Followed by a walking   procession to the memorial site at Coughlin Park

Kitimat
April 28 4:00 PM Nanaimo, Duncan &   District Labour Council Parksville City Hall (rear of   building)100 E. Jensen Parksville
April 28 3:00 PM Kamloops and District Labour   Council, WCB St. Andrews on the Square   (159Seymour Street) Kamloops
April 28 11:00 AM United Steelworkers; Local   1-425 City Hall (next to the   Cenotaph)450 Mart Street Williams Lake
April 28 11:00 AM United Steelworkers’ Local   480 Begins at Steel Workers’   Union Hall, then ceremony will take place at the Workers’ Monument (across   from the arena) Trail
April 29 11:00 AM Workers Memorial site(477 Stuart Drive West) Fort St. James

 

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B.C. Federation of Labour Supports Occupy Wall Street

B.C. FEDERATION OF LABOUR STATEMENT ON OCCUPY WALL STREET

The Occupy Wall Street movement expresses an underlying desire for fairness and equality in the economy and our society. The B.C. Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with that desire, and calls on the governments of British Columbia and Canada to act swiftly and decisively to narrow the gap.Members of the B.C. Federation of Labour will gather at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 12:00 noon, Saturday, October 15, in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement’s call for good jobs, fair taxes and strong public services.
[editor’s note: There are events in many other communties in British Columbia including Nanaimo, Victoria and Kelowna]
 
Global economic uncertainty is shining a bright light on the rapidly growing gap between rich and poor in North America and around the world. In the United States, the consequences have been widespread and severe. Real unemployment is approaching 20 per cent. People are losing their homes to foreclosures. And, for the first time in generations, few young Americans believe their lives will be as prosperous and secure as their parents.

Here, well paying jobs, fair taxation and strong public services built the Canada we know and love. For 20 years across Canada, however, real wages have stagnated, the richest Canadians and corporations have avoided billions in taxes, and successive governments have weakened public services. This has created a gap between rich and poor not seen in generations, and the gap is widening.
The Conference Board of Canada has identified that Canada had the second largest rate of income inequality growth among peer nations from the mid-1990’s to the mid-2000’s. Clearly, the same conditions that have lead to Wall Street exist in Canada as well.
In British Columbia, a decade of tax cuts for the richest British Columbians and corporations combined with stagnant wages for average income earners have left British Columbia families struggling to make ends meet and nervous about their futures. As the cost of living has increased, household debt has piled up and savings eroded. This has got to stop.
The Occupy Wall Street movement expresses an underlying desire for fairness and equality in the economy and our society. The B.C. Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with that desire, as part of the 99 percent, and calls on the governments of British Columbia and Canada to act swiftly and decisively to narrow the gap. The BC Fed will support an ongoing peaceful occupation in Vancouver on these important issues.
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