April 28 - Day of Mourning 
Source: TCRC National Office
Published: April 28th 2007

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

April 28, 2007 will mark the 23rd anniversary of the National Day of Mourning in commemorating those killed or hurt by workplace injuries or disease.

I think that we have all been touched in one way or another by the tragedies that have occurred in the work place, the lives that are lost and thousands that are injured. There is terrible toll on families and friends and for them, life will never be the same.

Most recently, Union Brother Lonnie Plasko lost his life while attempting to stop his train on one of the steepest grades in North America in order to prevent an even bigger accident. Our hearts go out Brother Lonnie's family and friends and all those who have been touched by tragedy in the workplace. It is a sad reminder that in a split second, our lives can be changed forever

Please join with us on April 28, 2007 in remembering those killed or hurt by workplace injuries or disease and to resolve to make every workplace a safer place for everyone.

Sincerely and In Solidarity,


D.J. Shewchuk
President