National Day of Mourning




April 27, 2018


On National Day of Mourning  SFL renews demand for action on workplace violence and harassment


This National Day of Mourning, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) is calling on the federal and provincial governments to do more to address workplace violence and harassment.


Every April 28th, unions join workers and their families to mourn those who have been injured or killed on the job. Workplace violence and harassment have also led to worker deaths, as well as significant injuries.


“Workplace harassment and violence are often overlooked by employers and governments as hazards of the job,” said Larry Hubich, president of the SFL. “In the era of #metoo and #timesup, we need to talk about the negative impacts these hazards can have in the workplace and what should be done about them,” he added.


Employers should work with health and safety committees to:


Governments can also do more to help prevent and stop workplace harassment by:


Supporters can add their voice to the Canadian Labour Congress’ campaign at


This year the SFL is laying green and yellow flowers at Day of Mourning events. Not only are these the colours of our province and our federation of labour, they are the colours of the Humboldt Broncos in special recognition of the workers who died in that terrible tragedy while on the job.


To find Saskatchewan Day of Mourning events, visit:


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For additional information, contact:


Kent Peterson

SFL Strategic Advisor

m: 1 (306) 570-1855


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