Once again, in May 2017 injured workers are riding to focus attention on the plight of injured workers and their right to compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses, and to defend a system that reflects “Full Compensation /No Half Measures”. Peter Page, Richard Hudon, Allen Jones are joined this year by Nicole Simpson, with the support team of Karl Crevar and Willy Noiles. The Ride is dedicated to the memory of Rolly Marentette, labour and injured worker activist.
Sponsored by the Ontario Network for Injured Workers’ Groups, this 3rd annual ride will leave from Ottawa, travelling through communities in southeastern Ontario to reach Toronto for the Injured Workers’ Day rally at Queen’s Park. See the Press Release for details of where and when you can support the riders as they come through your community.
- Wednesday May 24, 2017 : Ottawa
- Thursday May 25, 2017: Ottawa – Cornwall (102 Km)
- Friday May 26, 2017: Cornwall – Brockville (64Km)
- Saturday May 27, 2017: Brockville – Kingston (82 Km)
- Sunday May 28, 2017: Kingston – Belleville (82Km)
- Monday May 29, 2017: Belleville – Cobourg (101)
- Tuesday May 30, 2017: Cobourg – Oshawa (62Km)
- Wednesday May 31, 2017 : Oshawa – Toronto (60Km)
- Thursday June 1st Rally at Queen’s Park 11:00 am
This year’s theme is RIGHTS FOR ALL – The message the cyclists intend to deliver is in response to growing number of injured workers whose benefits are slashed and are being downloaded onto welfare systems. Many injured workers, when denied fair compensation, are downloaded onto welfare systems where they struggle to gain access to shelter, a liveable income, accessible and caring workplaces and respect. “We know that we are entitled to a compensation system that works in the best interests of injured workers; a system that guarantees a life of dignity for injured workers and prevents us from falling into poverty, despair and exclusion.” The cyclists ride for fair compensation; ‘rights for all’, as women workers, immigrant workers, and union and non-union workers.”
If you would like to participate, donate or help make this year’s ride a success, please contact Peter Page by email , phone: (905) 745-1003, or Nicole Simpson (email). Download and share the Ride Callout letter and Pledge Form. Please make donations payable to the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) and mail cheque or money order to: ONIWG Treasurer Janet Paterson 127 Ravenwood Avenue Thunder Bay ON P7B 4H7.
Cette année, le thème de la randonnée sera DROITS POUR TOUS et nous vous demandons d’être solidaire à notre cause et de rouler avec nous afin de faire valoir les droits des travailleurs auprès des gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux. Si vous souhaitez participer, donner ou nous aider à faire de cette randonnée un véritable succès, veuillez communiquer avec nous par courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org ou par téléphone : 905 745-1003. Courriel : Nicole Simpson. email@example.com. ( voir Lettre – formulaire de don)
For community updates on the 2017 Ride, check Injuredworkersonline.org/Events