All workers have a right to a safe workplace, with a work environment that is free from violence, harassment, toxic exposures, and injury hazards. And when injuries or illnesses happen on the job, workers have a right to workers’ compensation. Today those rights are being violated. In response to WSIB and governmental handling of epidemics of workplace violence and debilitating – sometimes fatal – chemical exposures, workers across the province are fighting back.
Following the Injured Workers Day rally, join us for a panel discussion featuring health and safety activists who are organizing in different sectors:
- Janice Martell – Founder of the McIntyre Powder Project
- Sue James – Retired worker from the Peterborough General Electric factory
- Heather Neiser – Healthcare worker and activist with the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU)
- Len Elliott – OPSEU executive board member and Health & Safety inspector
- ONIWG speaker
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960098277553292/