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Delegates to CUPE BC’s convention marked the Day of Mourning on April 28 in Vancouver with a procession of 188 black coffins representing the workers who died in the last year.

“Workplace health and safety is our No. 1 issue,” CUPE National President Paul Moist told about 450 delegates to CUPE BC’s convention. “We want to see no coffins on April 28.”

Earlier, Moist and CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill joined the march along with hundreds of other trade unionists. They march ended with a ceremony at Premier Gordon Campbell’s office.