Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.
The Canadian Labour Congress first recognized the Day of Mourning in 1984. In 1991, this day became a national observance with the passing of the Workers Mourning Day Act, and on April 28, 1991, the federal government officially proclaimed the national Day of Mourning. Canada was the first nation to recognize the Day of Mourning and since 1984, acknowledgement of the day has spread to many countries and is now observed throughout the world.
Since 1997, the BC Federation of Labour, the Business Council of British Columbia, and WorkSafeBC have co-hosted a public commemorative ceremony for the Day of Mourning in Vancouver.
Due to COVID-19, the decision was made to cancel the in-person ceremony in 2021, with an online video and moment of silence taking its place.
The 2021 Day of Mourning ceremony will be available at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, at dayofmourning.bc.ca.
In 2020, 151 workers in B.C. lost their lives to workplace injury or disease.
On April 28, please join in to honour the lives of those that have been injured or lost their lives to workplace injury or disease in B.C.
Ways to commemorate our fallen workers:
- Visit the online Mourning Ceremony in your community: BC List of Ceremonies is available here.
- Honour a fallen worker: https://www.dayofmourning.bc.ca/dedication-landing/
- Observe a moment of silence
- Download and display a poster or decal in your workplace (available here)
Registration is now open online for the 13th Annual Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament which will be on Monday June 21, 2021 at the Redwoods Golf Course.
Our membership survey closed yesterday. We would like to thank all of you who participated and shared your important feedback with us.
The survey findings will be instrumental for us to further improve our services and to elaborate new programs and initiatives we are currently working on.
We are excited to announce the winner of $100 Amazon Gift Card:
Congratulations, Claudio Pirillo from Broadwater Industries!
We value your participation and support.
Your CLR Team
CLR is proud to be a Networking sponsor of the Virtual 18th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum! The BC Natural Resources Forum offers a positive, non-partisan arena to discuss and learn first-hand the latest news, trends and opportunities linked to the resource sector in BC.
For the 18th Annual event, the event will be held virtually for the first time ever, this change in format for the 2021 event has been made to ensure the health and safety of all participants and in light of concerns and restrictions regarding COVID-19.
We look forward to seeing you online January 26-28, 2021. For more information about the Forum please visit https://bcnaturalresourcesforum.com/
Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Chung to the CLR Labour Relations Team!
Tiffany comes to us from Metro Vancouver where she has over 15 years of experience in labour relations starting as a Labour Relations Analyst and working her way up to negotiator. She has significant experience at the bargaining table in both support roles as well as chief spokesperson. We believe she will be a strong addition to the CLR team and her experience in interpreting collective agreements will make her a valuable resource for all of our members.
CLR and the BC Building Trades have released several resources including a job-site poster regarding the ongoing COVID-19 Outbreak. CLR has also released a number of bulletins and useful resources to our members regarding the same subject. All of these documents are available for download on the bulletins page of the website by clicking here.
The BCCSA also has a number of useful resources regarding COVID-19 and Construction Sites. You can access these documents by clicking here.
Please be advised that the CLR offices have reopened with limited access. If you would like to see our reopening plan it is available on our bulletins page or by clicking here: CLR Reopening Plan
Our staff will continue to work full time with a few days a week in the office and the rest of the time working remotely.
We will not be permitting any access to our offices unless prior approval has been received. Some of our members and partners like to stop in once in a while and while we always appreciate seeing you, we are asking you all to help protect the CLR staff by making an appointment first. Face-to-face meetings for now will be avoided as much as possible.
As always, our staff can be reached during work hours by email or on their cell phones.
Thank you for your help and consideration during these challenging times.
In order to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the CLR is closing our office indefinitely.
We are taking this important step to protect the well being of our members, staff, family and friends during these uncertain times – a decision not made lightly.
Our staff will be working remotely during this time and can be contacted by email, cell phone or by calling the office at 604-524-4911 and dialing 5 for the company directory to leave a voice message for the person you wish to reach. All messages will automatically be forwarded to that staff member’s individual email address and they will return your call promptly.
We are continuing to work to keep you updated with the latest information as it is presented to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
We want to thank all essential workers who are working the front lines and everyone who is doing their part by staying home and social distancing.
Stay safe! Stay Healthy! Stay Positive!
Unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic the 2020 Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament has been cancelled.
Registration is now open online for the 13th Annual Ben Backman Memorial Industry Leaders Golf Tournament which will be on Monday June 22, 2020 at the Vancouver Golf Club.
CLR celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary September 12 – 14 at the beautiful Four Seasons in Whistler. The video below celebrates 50 years of service to the Unionized Construction Industry in BC.