Injured workers are particularly vulnerable in this time of COVID-19 and are in need of greater support – as ONIWG, advocates and families have repeatedly told the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the government.
Tuesday November 10 an online event by the Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury will explore the impact to date of the pandemic. Focusing on the latest academic research, advocacy, and injured worker experience, this event seeks to speak to the unique experiences of vulnerable workers during COVID-19.
- Rebecca Gewurtz – McMaster University
- Carrie Marshall – Western University
- Katherine Lippel – University of Ottawa
- Carolina Jimenez – Decent Work & Health
- Chetan Muram – Workers Health and Safety Legal Clinic
- Dora Chan – IAVGO Legal Clinic
- David Newberry – Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic
and Injured Worker Stories.
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The event is free but please register at BancroftCOVID.eventbrite.ca to receive your link and information on joining the event. We encourage you to share the invite or flyer with others who may be interested.
Bancroft’s in-depth discussion on how COVID-19 affects injured workers comes at a time when public attention is being focused on their concerns by media coverage such as the Toronto Star‘s series of articles this past week on workplace outbreaks and WSIB claims, migrant workers’ health and safety and impact of the lack of workers’ compensation coverage.
Check also the list of upcoming events for other events by and with injured workers and their community.