We now face a new barrage of WCB policy reviews that threaten benefits, workers' rights and past gains made towards fair and just compensation.
- Check Issues & Campaigns Appeals and Benefits and Experience Rating for updates on these reviews, and responses by injured workers and their advocates
- Board cuts to injured workers : the facts
- Now available! Stdg Cttee on Govt Agencies report on the WSIB (Nov. 2013) - recommendations include reconsideration of appeals changes, funding of injured worker stakeholder groups, followup on Arthurs' report.. [read here]
- IWC Submission to 2013 Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations details how the WSIB austerity cuts bring additional harm and poverty to injured workers. Poverty reduction for injured workers means embracing a system that treats them with dignity and respect, and that truly seeks to support them through their workplace injuries or illnesses.
- Response to the WSIB "Workplace Injury Claim Suppression Final Report" (released Aug. 2013) asks if, given the Board's failure to implement [Professor Arthurs'] recommendations on claims suppression, will this most recent report will be just another warning about claims suppression that the WSIB ignores? We sincerely hope not: too many claims have been suppressed; too many workers have been denied their proper compensation. (IAVGO reporting service newsletter v. 25, no. 1/2, 2013)
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.
- Learn more about the key issues and what's happening at Queen's Park to review and reform workers' compensation law. Fact sheets give you the straight goods.
- Facing poverty: read results of the latest "ONIWG 2010 Injured Workers & Poverty Survey" here and see if Ontario's poverty reduction strategy is meeting the needs of injured workers?
- Find local support groups and join the Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups (ONIWG) to help make a difference.
- Ontario's injured worker movement has a long and proud history. Read about it in the Injured Workers' History Project bulletins!
- Check on current worker-centred research projects and training.
- Understand your legal rights and access community legal information (CLEO updates)
- Share your story & experience with the WSIB with your local MPP [contact details here]