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Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning – Yellowknife

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In 1990, the Government of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act, which established April 28 as the official day observed every year to commemorate workers injured on the job, killed, disabled or who suffer from occupational illnesses. Since April 1991, the National Day of Mourning has been marked by various events across the country. Although it began in Canada, the Day of Mourning is now commemorated in more than 80 countries worldwide. It is…

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Day of Mourning – Iqaluit

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In 1990, the Government of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act, which established April 28 as the official day observed every year to commemorate workers injured on the job, killed, disabled or who suffer from occupational illnesses. Since April 1991, the National Day of Mourning has been marked by various events across the country. Although it began in Canada, the Day of Mourning is now commemorated in more than 80 countries worldwide. It is…

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

By United Nations international observance

Theme 2016: “Theme 2016: Workplace Stress: a collective challenge” Today, many workers are facing greater pressure to meet the demands of modern working life. Psychosocial risks such as increased competition, higher expectations on performance and longer working hours are contributing to the workplace becoming an ever more stressful environment. Work-related stress is now generally acknowledged as global issue affecting all countries, all professions and all workers both in developed and developing countries. In this complex…

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