The week started off as bitterly cold as it ended, but that didn’t stop injured workers and their supporters from rallying this past Monday in 8 communities across the province to sing out carols “with a twist” and take the message that Workers Comp Is a Right to the street (and to the Ministry of Labour by phone …)
In Thunder Bay, Barrie, Windsor, Chatham, Hamilton, London, Niagara and Toronto a holiday outreach blitz spread the word to the public, politicians and the media about why our workers’ compensation system is broken and changes needed to restore fairness. Passers-by read the leaflets and added their signatures to the petition on injured workers’ three key demands:
- No cuts based on phantom jobs!
- Listen to injured workers’ treating healthcare professionals!
- Stop cutting benefits based on “pre-existing conditions”!
For selected coverage of the event see:
- ONIWG Facebook – Provide-wide Injured Worker Outreach Blitz album
- CBC News Windsor. 2017 Dec. 11. “Union ‘carolers’ perform songs in support of injured workers outside WSIB building.”
- Peden, Heather. 2017 Dec. 12. “Group claims injured workers’ compensation system flawed.” Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay)