November 05, 2012 - The Peterborough and District Labour Council worked to host the Labour Appreciation Awards on Friday night. Awards for activism in worker’s rights were handed out in various categories including womens' activist, health and safety and one for lifetime achievement, which 86 year old Ray Peters picked up for his decades of dedication to workplace injustices.
PETERBOROUGH, April 28, 2017 - Workers, widows and family members are gathering outside of General Electric (107 Park St North) on this year’s Day of Mourning to leave a lasting imprint of their friends and family members’ faces. They will hold portraits of their husbands, friends, fathers and family members who lost their lives to occupational disease, to remind the company and the compensation system to remember their faces, recognize their lives and restore justice.
ACTION: “Portraits: Remember Our Faces”
DATE: Friday, April 28, 2017
TIME: 9:00a.m. gathering and 9:15 march.
PLACE: Meeting place - the empty lot across from General Electric and Tim Hortons in Peterborough.
WHO: Community members, widows, daughters, husbands, friends and family members who have lost loved ones to occupational cancer.
The gathering will begin at 9 a.m. at the empty lot across from GE and Tim Hortons on Friday and at 9:15 a.m., the community coalition (O&EHC-P) will lead a solemn march around the parameter of GE, in unison with “Widows of Asbestos” documentary filmmakers, Natasha Luckhardt and Rob Viscardis.
After the walk, everyone will join the Day of Mourning ceremony hosted by Peterborough and District Labour Council at the Peterborough City Hall (500 George Street North) beginning at 10:45 a.m.
We encourage the community to come together and if they feel comfortable, to bring portraits of their own family members and friends to illustrate the human cost of occupational disease, commemorate lives lost too soon and strengthen the widows and workers’ fight for justice.
Hope to see you all there!
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