Tuesday, April 28th marks the National Day of Mourning – a day to honour the memory of workers who have been killed or injured on the job.
Every year, more than 1,000 Canadians lose their lives or are injured at the workplace. Countless others die from illnesses caused by work-related exposure to toxic substances. As we recognize the sacrifices they have made, we also renew our commitment to the goal of improving health and safety in the workplace.
The City will live stream a ceremony at 11am to commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Due to COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing, this year’s ceremony will be a small, invite-only event.
Click here to watch live »<http://video.isilive.ca/burnaby/live.html>
We encourage each of you to pause for a minute of silence when the event begins at 11 a.m. and remember those lives lost or injured in the workplace and reflect upon how we can prevent further tragedies.
For the foreseeable future the only way to hold meetings and conduct the business of the union is via video conferencing. So far we are doing Executive Board, Steward, and committee meetings via Zoom. We’ve done a successful test run of a membership meeting on Zoom and Bruce is running a weekly checkin for Q & A on Wednesdays at 6pm on Zoom.
Wondering how to get in on all of this? For security reasons, invitations to our Zoom meetings will only be sent out via our email list to members who’ve submitted their personal email addresses. Make sure we’ve got yours & get connected!
This was written and posted by the Burnaby Now today – https://www.burnabynow.com/news/all-of-burnaby-s-1-500-layoffs-were-union-staff-leaving-managers-untouched-1.24119312
Tonight we will be running a trial online meeting on Zoom. Members who have registered their personal email addresses with the Local received an invitation with the link.