April 28th is the International Day Of Mourning. Started by the Canadian Labor Congress in 1984, it’s a day of remembrance for those who die of workplace-related injuries and illness.

This afternoon, union representatives, politicians and individuals were on hand at the Confederation Building to lay wreaths in honor of the 32 Newfoundland & Labrador workers who died on the job or of work-related illness, of the 1,012 workers who died across Canada, and of the unnumbered workers who died around the world this year.