With the pandemic affecting the world right now to limit gatherings and to practice social distancing United Steelworkers Local 7106 have cancelled tomorrow’s Day of Mourning ceremony. They will be laying a wreath on behalf of all organizations in Flin Flon and Snow Lake to honor men and women who have lost their lives or have been injured at work. They ask those who can to lower their flags at half mast.
Steelworkers Health and Safety Rep Shaleen Lycan explains on April 28th we pause to remember workers killed and those who suffer from injuries or illnesses because of unsafe conditions at work. She says these preventable tragedies forever change the lives of not only the individuals but the lives of their families and friends. She adds it is also a day to improve on the health and safety of our workplaces and continue the never ending work that accomplishes it adding we commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies.