Day: January 26, 2021

“A number of paramedics in Waterloo region who contracted COVID-19 have been denied Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims — despite having been in close contact with COVID-positive patients, says the union that represents them.” Article: Waterloo region paramedics denied WSIB claims for COVID-19: Union Author: Kate Bueckert Date: January 22, 2021

“Janice Martell’s father Jim Hobbs didn’t live to see the fruits of his daughter’s lobbying efforts on behalf of miners who had been exposed to McIntyre Powder. Hobbs, who worked at a uranium mine in Elliot Lake, developed Parkinson’s disease later in life and passed away in May 2017 at the age of 76. Three […]

“Local paramedics say they are being left with no financial support after contracting COVID-19 on the job, after having their WSIB claims rejected.  WSIB’s argument is that the paramedics would not have gotten sick on the job if they were wearing proper PPE — but the paramedics’ union, CUPE Local 5191, argues PPE can only […]