Thursday June 1st, 11:30am Queen’s Park
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044072909025603/
Injured workers, their families, advocates and supporters will be taking to the streets once more as we have every year, since the first Injured Workers’ Day in 1984, to celebrate the gains made through united action, raise current concerns – and remind governments that injured workers cannot be ignored..
When workers are injured or made ill on the job, they have a right to full compensation. They have a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with the support they need to get back on their feet.
- Workers’ comp is a right!
- Decent work is a right!
- Safe work is a right!
- We will not give up the fight!
The event marks also the final stage of the Justice for Injured Workers Bike Ride, which this year travelled a 600 km route from Ottawa.
Accessibility options will be available so that those with mobility difficulties will be able to join the march.
Please also join us for these related events:
May 31, 7:00 p.m. + Overnight Vigil led by the Women of Inspiration at Queen’s Park. From 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. a cultural showcase of music, poetry, storytelling, and satire will celebrate the resilience of injured workers. The 11th annual overnight vigil will follow the cultural event, to remind MPPs that injured workers cannot sleep at night due to pain and poverty – so how can our politicians?
June 1st, 2:00 p.m.- OCAD University Auditorium – 100 McCaul Street, Room 190: Panel discussion – Fighting Back Against Unsafe and Toxic Work. Featured speakers include injured workers, survivors and victims of occupational disease, healthcare workers standing up to workplace violence, and health & safety activists. Food will be served at the event. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960098277553292/