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Below is our ongoing collection of citations tracking the latest news releases, media stories and blog posts on the topic of Ontario WSIB claims.

“Gerry Brown, a former rubber worker who used to build truck tires for a living, has lived with bladder cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease since the 1990s. For years, he’s hoped Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board would agree with his belief his old job contributed to his illness. This week, he learned bad […]

“A legal clinic that serves workers injured on the job is laying off 40 per cent of its staff in the wake of cuts to legal aid made by Ontario’s government. Injured Workers Community (IWC) Legal Clinic is laying off one staff lawyer and three community legal workers, director John McKinnon told HuffPost Canada Tuesday.” […]

“I said at the start that this is the greatest workplace hazard of our generation. Let’s look at a few numbers. In 2017-18 the Ontario Ministry of Labour tagged workplace violence and harassment as their number one workplace safety violation with 11,662 violations.” Article: Bullying, harassment greatest workplace hazard of our generation Author: Dave Rebbitt […]

“The Ontario Compensation Employees Union (OCEU) is launching its ‘Cover Me’ campaign to expand Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage to nearly 1.7 million excluded workers in Ontario. By expanding coverage to all Ontario workplaces, WSIB would be better resourced to support Injured Workers, while reducing costs for both employers and government.” Article: Government […]

“‘They’ve known about this injustice for years,’ said ONIWG President Willy Noiles. ‘But only now have we been able to uncover the stats to prove it. They know many permanently disabled injured workers aren’t able to find work, but the WSIB pretends they have a job anyways and cuts their benefits. It’s cruel and it’s […]

“Steve Mantis says he’s concerned the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is leaving many injured workers high and dry. Mantis, speaking Friday at a flag-raising ceremony at city hall, held to celebrate Saturday’s Day of Action for Injured Workers Day, said too many people who can’t work are being deemed able to work and told […]

“The Ontario government will not privatize the provincial workers’ compensation board according to Labour Minister Laurie Scott, after critics blasted a ‘operational review’ of the organization launched earlier this year.” Article: WSIB review does not include privatization, Ontario labour minister says Author: Sara Mojtehedzadeh Date:May 27, 2019

“What happens to people who are injured at work? Most of the time, workers heal and they return to their regular jobs and lives. But what about those workers who don’t fully recover? Some of those people are looked after by workers’ compensation, as they should be. But many are not. By WSIB’s own statistics, […]

“A group of local retirees from General Electric are going to an Injured Workers’ Day rally in Toronto on Saturday. Sue James, who worked for GE and has been advocating for compensation for cancer-stricken GE workers, says a bus is leaving Peterborough at 8 a.m. that day.” Article: Peterborough GE retirees to take health message […]

“Ontario will be reviewing the agency that administers compensation for injured workers across the province. Labour Minister Laurie Scott says the government has hired two special advisers who will analyze the work of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.” Article: Ontario launches review of Workplace Safety Insurance Board Author: Canadian Press Date: May 27, 2019