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County flags to fly at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2018

Cobourg, ON – April 25, 2017 – Flags at Northumberland County buildings will fly at half-mast for the National Day of Mourning on April 28th, commemorating those who have been injured, killed or who are suffering illness due to workplace-related hazards or incidents.

“Northumberland County pays tribute on April 28th to those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness, in the workplace, and to their many loved ones who have been impacted,” states County Warden Mark Lovshin. “This day is a call-to-action for all organizations across all industries—employers and employees alike—to commit to the highest possible standards for safety in the workplace. Northumberland County strives to be a best practice leader in employee health and well-being, and we will continue to sustain this vital commitment. Every worker has the right to return home safely at the end of every workday.”

An Act of Parliament in 1991 made the National Day of Mourning a national observance. This day was originally declared an annual tribute by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1985. It is now recognized by over 80 countries around the world.

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