25th Anniversary of the Westray Mine Disaster

Sisters and Brothers,

On May 9, 1992, an explosion at the Westray Mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia killed 26 miners working underground.  It was one of the deadliest mining disasters in Canadian history and led to new Criminal Code provisions – known as the Westray Law – that made it possible to prosecute corporate criminal negligence.

You can find below information in regards to the event taking place on May 9 at the Westray Miners Memorial Park.

I would also encourage you to sign the petition asking the provinces and territories to work closely with the federal government on an urgent action plan that will help ensure enforcement of the Westray Law.

In solidarity,

Jeannie Baldwin
Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC-Atlantic