Over the past several years injured workers have felt the cutting edge of austerity at the hands of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB). Since 2010, compensation benefits provided to injured workers have been cut in half. In that same time period, the WSIB’s own bank account has doubled in size. Injured workers are seeing an increase in forced return to work and their treating doctors are being ignored. With their compensation denied, many are forced onto social assistance and given its severe inadequacy, into poverty. However, the injured worker movement is growing across the province.
Come hear from Toronto injured worker activists at OCAP’s speaker series January session about their campaigns and how they are organizing for justice. See Facebook event
Free event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens.