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On April 28, National Day of Mourning, we commemorate the thousands of workers who have been injured or lost their lives while on the job. April 28th also serves as a reminder for us to strive to make our workplaces safer.

To implement changes that improve our working lives requires political change. The Conservative federal government has shown there disregard in improving safety standards with changes brought about through the passage of Bill C-4.

The Kingston division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires walked away from the bargaining table and filed for conciliation on March 12, 2015, and now are headed towards conciliation talks with PSAC. There are many issues still left to be resolved, but the top priority for members of Local 818 is paid sick leave.