The Sudbury & District Labour Council is holding its Day of Mourning ceremony in the council chambers at Tom Davies Square starting at 10 a.m.
Among the speakers at this event are United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard, Ward 3 Coun. Claude Berthiaume and CUPE Local 1623 worker representative Lise Morrisette.
Then, at 12 p.m., Steelworkers Local 6500 will hold its own Day of Mourning event at its union hall on Brady Street. The guest speakers at this event are Gerard and Gerry Lougheed Jr.
The Day of Mourning was started in Sudbury 28 years ago, and is now marked internationally. It's traditional slogan is fight for the living, mourn for the dead.
Over the past year, three local Vale miners — Jason Chenier, Jordan Fram and Stephen Perry — have been killed on the job.
Posted by Arron Pickard