April 27, 2013
Bikman on National Day of Mourning
EDMONTON, AB (April 27, 2013): Today, Wildrose Employment, Immigration and Enterprise Critic Gary Bikman released the following statement for tomorrow’s National Day of Mourning. “Nothing can erase the undue pain and hardship families of Albertans killed in the workplace live with every day.
These stories are still far too common and completely avoidable. “There are many reasons why accidents happen – most of them have to do with pressure; pressure to get the job done. But that can never be an excuse. Alberta workplaces must continue to strive toward a more transparent and accountable culture of safety. This can’t just be an attitude for the front-line workers, however. This has to be a culture that exists from the top down. “Wildrose supports measures to make companies more accountable for their safety records, but this needs to be a collaborative effort. We owe it to the families of Alberta workers to take measures to ensure transparency and accountability on workplace safety. “I encourage all Albertans to take this National Day of Mourning to remember those we’ve lost in workplace accidents this year, and to think about what they can do to protect one another on the job.”