Day: November 1, 2021

“It took six-and-a-glad years for Sara Sharpe to win a workplace cancer claim on behalf of her husband, a 42-year veteran of General Electric Peterborough. Shortly after retiring from the plant, he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He died within two weeks. To Sharpe, the fight for workers’ compensation was about acknowledging why. “It was […]

“A Sarnia widow who has been fighting for compensation for nearly three decades spoke at the launch of a new alliance pushing for changes to Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Jean Simpson, 85, spoke during an online presentation Friday where the Occupational Disease Reform Alliance announced its launch and called for changes to fix […]

“An alliance of widows and workers in occupational disease clusters throughout Ontario are speaking out after Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton announced plans to introduce legislation that would give employers billions of dollars from the “reserve fund” of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). “ Article: OFL stands in solidarity with alliance of occupational […]

“Groups that represent injured workers held a rally in Greater Sudbury on Friday, to protest how the Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) distributes its surplus funds. T. T. Scott, a spokesperson with the Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre, said the WSIB has been cutting workers benefits for years to increase its surplus.” Article: […]

“A newly formed coalition of workers’ rights advocates from across the province is calling for a major overhaul of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The Occupational Disease Reform Alliance (ODRA), introduced on Oct. 29, wants the WSIB to formally recognize occupational disease and make the compensation claims process easier and faster to navigate, […]

“The Ontario government is introducing legislation that will allow the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to return up to $3 billion in excess funds to employers with clean accident records. The move was blasted by workers’ rights advocates and unions, who called it a pre-election ploy and said the money should go toward helping injured […]