“I’m not exaggerating when I say that getting more women into the trades is of critical importance to the BC economy. The current skills gap is a real burden to our economic growth and we have the answer right in front of us. Removing barriers for women to achieve qualifications and develop amazing careers in the trades is a proven way to drive economic growth and set families up for success.”
-Mike Schilling, CSCU CEO & President
Day of Mourning
In 2019, 140 BC workers died from a workplace injury or disease. In Canada, April 28th has been designated the Day of Mourning, a day for workers, families, employers, and communities can come together to remember those who lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease. It’s also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.
We believe that every worker has the right to come home safely each night. The safety of our essential workers in health, food, first response, construction, and other sectors is paramount, especially during times of crisis.
CSCU observes a moment of silence at 10:30 a.m on the Day of Mourning.