NEWMARKET, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will be a guest speaker at a special event in Newmarket tomorrow commemorating the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.


Hahn and CUPE Local 905 President Fred Watt will unveil a plaque and dedicate a fountain to workers killed or injured on the job, followed by a moment of silence.


Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Day of Mourning ceremony
CUPE Local 905 Union Hall, 165 Pony Drive, Newmarket
Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Speakers include CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and CUPE Local 905 President Fred Watt.

CUPE is Ontario’s community union, with 250,000 members providing quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.


For further information:

Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications, 416-576-7316