Posted on Apr 28, 2021
Alberta NDP Critic for Labour and Immigration Christina Gray made the following statement on Day of Mourning:
"Workplace safety must be paramount to everyone, to ourselves, our coworkers, our friends, and our families. It’s about coming home safely at the end of each work day. Even one death in a workplace, from accident or occupational disease, is one too many.
“Today is the National Day of Mourning, a day for us to remember those we have lost to workplace-related illness or injury. Last year, we saw 150 work-related fatalities in Alberta, including some resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, our hearts are with all Albertans dealing with the grief from a workplace fatality or accident.
“I would like to encourage everyone, be they workers, industry organizations, unions, employers, or the government, to take time today to remember those we have lost and to redouble our efforts to protect the health and safety of those working to build our province. Our NDP Caucus will be recognizing and remembering these individuals today, and we will keep fighting for better workplace rights and safety for all Albertans.”