NSGEU supports fundraiser for families of workplace tragedy

Get your walking shoes on! Take part in the Threads of Life 5-km walks in May!

Halifax (17 April 2015) — The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) is encouraging its members to get involved in the Threads of Life fundraisers being held in Halifax on May 2 and Windsor/West Hants on May 3. The events, Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, are a unique way to support families who have been affected by an on-the-job injury or death. The event follows the annual Day of Mourning on April 28. 

Members can participate in the 5-km fundraisers by registering as a walker, sponsoring someone to walk, becoming an event sponsor or volunteering.

The walk is also a good way to help the public understand the devastating ripple effects of a workplace tragedy and how communities can work together to prevent others from being injured or killed on the job.

Workplace injuries and death have a ripple effect through communities

The Halifax walk is taking place at Point Pleasant Park on May 2. Registration is at 9 a.m., with the walk beginning at 11 a.m. 

The Windsor/West Hants walk starts at Smiley’s Provincial park on May 3. Registration begins at noon and the walk starts at 2 p.m. 

These fundraising events are supported by the NSGEU Health, Safety, and Environment Committee.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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