We are calling for fairness. How well do they listen?
Three recent events provide a disappointing answer:

  • The government has reappointed WSIB CEO & President I. David Marshall for 2 more years - ONIWG letter (Jan. 16, 2015) asks why? And his bonus?
  • The WSIB Board of Directors has approved revised benefits policies (effective Nov. 1, 2014) without consulting on the changes to the last draft. Stay tuned...
  • Premier Wynne's letter of mandate (Sep. 25, 2014) to the Minister of Labour asks him to consider eliminating the 72-month lock-in of loss of earnings benefits. Injured workers are very disturbed the Premier does not understand the harm this will cause.
Outside the MInistry of Labour Dec 2014

ONIWG calls on Premier Wynne to restore fairness [read their July 22, 2014 letter]

" 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]

IWC Submissions on WSIB Draft Benefits Policies (Apr. 30, 2014). Click here to read more responses (from ONIWG, OFL and others) on why the Board should abandon these new draft benefits policies.

OFL's Nov. 2014 report "Rewarding offenders" (by Joel Schwartz, IAVGO) is a revealing look at experience rating and employer rebates - the impact on claims suppression and claims management

Voodoo science? Surveillance of injured workers [IAVGO presentation to Bancroft workshop, April 15, 2014 - pdf]

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

May 25 - June 1: Join in the "Justice for Injured Workers Bike Ride" / "Premier cycleton" Ottawa to Toronto for Injured Workers' Day rally [details]

May 14, 2015: Bancroft Institute Policy & Research Discussion session : on the role of doctors [flyer]

April 28, 2015: Day of Mourning honours workers killed and injured on the job [2015 event details TBA]

March 5, 2015: Listen to the first of NPR/ProPublica Reports on attacks on workers' comp in the States

February 25, 2015: All parties in Legislative Assembly recognize RSI Awareness Day [read Hansard] [view T. Natyshak on Youtube]

February 19, 2015: Agenda & flyer for 2015 RSI Day Conference Feb 27, Toronto - free but remember to register!

February 19, 2015: "Cruel cuts at WSIB: Platform for Change.." Steve Mantis (Chronicle Journal)

February 9, 2015: Letter to the editor: "WSIB destroys workers' lives" (Hamilton Spectator)

February 6, 2015: ONIWG submission on Ontario Retirement Pension Plan suggests ways for the ORPP to avoid design flaws of CPP that can unfairly reduce an injured worker's retirement benefit

February 6, 2015: CBC Radio's "The Current"airs program on first responders living with PTSD; dealing with mental health issues - and the WSIB

February 4, 2015: "WSIB chief's argument self-serving" (letter to Toronto Star tells just how he's cutting the unfunded liability)

February 1, 2015 Marshall claims to have saved the system do not go unchallenged (Toronto Star, Jan. 31)

January 26, 2015: Pre-Budget Consultations under way - written submission deadline Jan. 30

January 19, 2015: ONIWG Press release: Injured workers denounce Marshall's bonus; Letter to Premier

January 7, 2015: After work injury 8 years ago, construction worker left homeless in the cold and relying on charity [Surviving on the cold streets ⁄ CTV News video]

December 19, 2014: IWH Plenary on understanding independent medical assessments - Jan. 13, 2015 [details]

December 18, 2014: "WSIB's austerity agenda - deporting injured migrant workers" RankandFile.ca

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