" No workers' compensation policies have ever been such an explicit attack on the rights of injured workers..." Lawyers send a strong message to the Premier - [read their March 14, 2014 letter]

Click here to read more letters sent recently to the Chair (from the OFL, IWC, ONIWG and others) on why the Board should abandon these new draft benefits policies.

The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) is trying to radically change the workers' compensation system in Ontario, at the expense of all workers. It is attempting to push through a series of policies that, if passed, will ensure that fewer injured workers will be entitled to compensation, and those who are entitled will get far less. And costs that should be paid by employers will be downloaded onto working people by pushing more injured workers onto social assistance.

This approach is fundamentally wrong and profoundly unjust. All workers deserve to be protected if they get hurt at work. These policies, though, go the other direction - they take away protection and restrict compensation. Because of this, the draft policies must be scrapped now.

petition to Premier Wynne Ask Premier Kathleen Wynne to hold true to her poverty reduction platform by stepping in to stop these regressive policies from being implemented.

Check recommendations made in the Stdg Cttee on Govt Agencies report on the WSIB (Nov. 2013) - including reconsideration of appeals changes, funding of injured worker stakeholder groups, followup on Arthurs' report.. [read here]

New video from Operation Maple on Ontario's injured workers' struggles

injuredworkersonline.org is a collaborative effort of injured workers, trade unionists, community activists and advocates, and doctors. We seek better treatment for injured workers by their employers, government and workers' compensation system.

What's new? Calendar

Apr. 4, 2014: ONIWG open letter to the Premier on benefits policies [read here]

Mar, 31, 2014: Bright Lights meeting at IWC this Thursday April 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Mar. 26, 2014: Bancroft Institute Spring 2014 research and action workshop April 14-15 [details here] - please note room change Monday night

Mar. 26, 2014: Upcoming April 2 - Working together to respond to mesothelioma - Toronto conference (details)

Mar. 25, 2014: Migrant injured workers need your support at court on right to healthcare appeal [details]

Mar. 7, 2014: "Silence on WSIB changes could be costly" ⁄ Willy Noiles (Viewmag.com)

Mar. 3, 2014: Five injured workers win clothing allowance appeal [read more]

Feb. 6, 2014: Fighting deeming and phantom jobs - "Chain of shame: a creative revolt by injured workers" [video]

Feb. 6, 2014: Bright Lights' letter to the Premier on cost of living adjustment [pdf]

Feb. 6, 2014: 15th Annual RSI Day (Feb.28th) [[info sheet][flyer]

Jan. 29, 2014: IWH Plenary Feb. 11 on the new Centre for Research in Work Disability Policy [details]

Jan. 29, 2014: Ontario's Minimum Wage Advisory Panel report released - see Campaign response

Jan. 28, 2014: Join us at the Feb. 1 presentation to Karl Crevar of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service [details]

Jan. 14, 2014: OFL conference video - action on workers' compensation and OH&S issues [click here]

Dec. 2, 2013: IWC submission to Appeals Tribunal on use of surveillance evidence [read here]

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