May Day is important for injured workers and injured workers are important to May Day. May 1st (or “International Workers Day”) has been celebrated since the late 1800s as a day to mark the struggles and gains of organized workers the world over. The struggle of workers has always been tied to safe and fair working conditions, and to fair treatment of workers who become ill or injured on the job. In fact, the entire workers compensation system arose out of the struggle of all labourers.
Injured workers are workers, and workers are the heart of Ontario. Workers’ Comp Is A Right (WCIAR) asks that you join with them in joining the OFL and its allies on their Province-wide Day of Action May 1st, demanding a government that will put workers first. (Sign up for WCIAR campaign updates on this and other actions about May 1st and the upcoming election.
Please with WCIAR as we join the OFL, Justice4Workers and all their allies on May 1st, demanding a government that will put workers first. In Toronto a rally will be held at Queen’s Park from 2:00 to 5:00 pm; see details on this and other local actions to be held around the province.