Like Everything Else, the National Day of Mourning is Going Digital

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day where people are invited to remember those who were killed, or seriously injured on the job. Usually this involves people getting together to remember and memorialize, but this year, because of COVID-19, it’s forced a change of the usual plans for the occasion. This year, like with so many other events, the National Day of Mourning will be virtual. Continue reading “Like Everything Else, the National Day of Mourning is Going Digital”

Big Turnout for a Memorial to Fallen Security Guard

Over 70 people joined local labour organizers to mark the death last month of a 62-year-old security guard at Guelph Central Station. After leaving a wreath and tying green ribbons outside the station in memorial to Mario Ruffolo, City of Guelph labour leaders told the crowd that Ruffolo’s death is a reminder that more needs to be done for workers, and that more needs to be done for people suffering from mental illness. Continue reading “Big Turnout for a Memorial to Fallen Security Guard”