By Joel van der Veen
Last year, nearly 40 workers in Saskatchewan died on the job as the result of either injury or disease.
It’s an astonishing figure, and a stark reminder of the need for improved safety for workers in the province, says Stacey Landin, president of the Moose Jaw & District Labour Council.
“We also need to recognize that we need to be protected by our employers,” she told the Times-Herald. “It’s an important responsibility.”
The local labour council will join with other organizations across the country to recognize those workers killed or injured on the job in the past year on the National Day of Mourning this Saturday.
A ceremony will be held outside the Moose Jaw Union Centre at 1402 Caribou St. W. beginning at 11 a.m.
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Times-Herald.