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NEWS: Iqaluit April 26, 2016 - 9:50 am

Photo: Nunavummiut gather to honour workers’ sacrifices

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Nunavut Employees Union President Bill Fennell places roses on a commemorative book, held in state at the legislature, listing the names of Nunavummiut who have lost their lives in the workplace, during a National Day of Mourning ceremony at the Nunavut legislature April 28  — a day set aside to remember individuals who have suffered workplace-related injuries, illnesses or death.
Nunavut Employees Union President Bill Fennell places roses on a commemorative book, held in state at the legislature, listing the names of Nunavummiut who have lost their lives in the workplace, during a National Day of Mourning ceremony at the Nunavut legislature April 28 — a day set aside to remember individuals who have suffered workplace-related injuries, illnesses or death. "Today we mourn together and today we grieve together," said Heather Oliver, project coordinator for the Northern Territories Federation of Labour, speaking at the ceremony. "Please remember it's not enough for us to be sad at the loss of life in the workplace or due to occupational disease, it is important that we remember," she continued, challenging attendees to do their part to make workplaces safer. Three people died in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories last year due to workplace-related injuries, down from six in 2014. (PHOTO BY STEVE DUCHARME)

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