Planning for ONIWG’s 2018 Justice for Injured Workers Bike Ride/ Cycleton Justice pour les accidenté(e)s du travail in northern Ontario is well underway.
May 25 (Friday 1-4 p.m. Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre, 255 Highway 108, Elliot Lake)
Janice Martell of the McIntyre Powder Project is hosting a free public seminar “Occupational Disease in Mining and McIntyre Powder Research” that will be of interest to mine workers, their families, local physicians and researchers, and the general public. (see details and full program)
May 25 (Friday, 7-9 p.m. (Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre)
Welcome and reception for ONIWG’s Justice Bike Riders, with update on the Workers’ Comp Is a Right Campaign and McIntyre Powder project. (see details and links to accommodation)
May 26 (Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
The first leg of the Justice Bike Ride starts with the Jim Hobbs Memorial Ride, leaving from the Miner’s Memorial Park in Elliot Lake and arriving at 1 p.m. at the Massey arena. To be followed by a Reception and public presentation from 1-3 p.m. (see details)
Further details on the next stage of the ride (May 27, Massey to Sudbury) coming soon.
Join us on the Ride/ Cycleton
The 2018 Ride theme is “Occupational Disease: The Other Workplace Fatality”. Whether suffering illness caused by workplace exposures and hazards or injured by workplace accidents, all workers must be treated with justice and dignity instead of being pushed into poverty and marginalized. There are many ways you can participate and support the Ride and its goals of spreading the injured workers’ message to politicians and the public in this election year. (See callout letter / voir Lettre d’invitation pour les détails en français) :
- Monetary donations
- Cyclists interested in biking any part of the route please contact us!
- Accommodation or meal vouchers
- Volunteers to organize a public/media meeting or event along route
- Assistance contacting local media and spreading the word
For more information on participating or helping us make this year’s ride a success, please contact Peter Page by email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone: (905) 745-1003 ; or Janice Martell email: email@example.com ; phone 1 (800) 461-7120.