Day: January 14, 2019

“Sick rubber workers or their surviving families should have the right to sue their former employers, says the daughter of a Northern Ontario miner who has fought for years to help ailing workers in that sector. Since the original Workmen’s Compensation Act was created in 1914, Ontarians haven’t been allowed to join class action lawsuits […]

“The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), a provincially funded not-for-profit organization, is creating a special project to deal with what’s believed to be a cluster of work-related diseases in Kitchener tied to the rubber industry.  That includes the creation of a new 1-800 number and website dedicated to helping rubber workers pursue compensation […]

“Close to 1,000 Canadians die each year because of their jobs, according to official numbers from Canada’s workers’ compensation agencies. But a new study says that figure is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true extent of work-related deaths across the country.” Article: Job-related deaths in Canada dramatically under-reported, study […]