Masthead graphic based on a painting by Gudrun Thriemer.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

National Day of Mourning, April 28, 2008

Recommended by George Richards at Kootenay Region Branch of the UNAC (KRUNA)

[A week late, but always relevant. -jlt]

From the Canadian Labour Congress website

The CLC first marked the event in 1984 and since then has grown into a worldwide event observed by unions, central labour bodies, labour councils, municipalities and national governments. The Day of Mourning or Workers Memorial Day, as it is called in Europe, is observed in over a hundred countries worldwide. It has been formerly endorsed by the International Trade Union Congress. Several countries are in the process of formally recognizing the Day, following Canada's example in 1991.

Read the CLC statment for 2008 =>

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