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On October 31st, while our children and grandchildren trick or treat, injured and ill workers will be remembering Chief Justice William Meredith’s report to the Ontario Legislature that created our workers’ compensation system. He set up a system that was humanitarian and supportive to injured and ill workers. Today they experience a very different system, […]
ONIWG demands changes to the undemocratic consultation process for gathering feedback on changes recommended by KMPG’s value for money audit of the dispute resolution and appeals system. The Group argues that not only is the timeframe unreasonably short, but thousands of injured workers have been left in the dark and so excluded from the consultation.
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Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) is challenging the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) unreasonable calculation of the annual cost-of-living adjustment for 2022…
On December 3rd, annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group will be holding a virtual media conference and hosting a gathering to share our stories, update the community of our activities to support injured and disabled workers and their families to secure their […]
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ONIWG: WSIB providing a financial bonanza to employers while injured workers continue to get short-changed
On June 6 the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board announced another financial handout to employers while underpaying thousands of injured workers by misapplying the law on cost-of-living adjustments and failing to increase wage-loss benefits to 90%.
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Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) calls on Premier Ford to to meet with ONIWG and to instruct the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to properly apply the law and WSIB policy in determining the annual cost-of-living adjustment…
On the 38th annual Injured Workers Day frustrated injured workers have come together and drafted a message to the Government of Ontario, which will also be posted on MPP office doors across the province on June 1st …..
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights recently sounded the alarm that Canadians living with disabilities – including permanently injured workers – face disproportionate challenges during the pandemic… In the six weeks that have followed the WSIB’s bailout for employers, no measures have been adopted to assist injured workers themselves – including those who have become […]
On September 4th and 5th the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be reviewing Canada, including allegations that Canadian workers’ compensation systems are committing a human rights violation. ONIWG says the practice of “deeming” violates Canada’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The cut of 22% to IWC’s budget (retroactive to April 1st) means that the clinic will have to reduce staff and services that impact particularly disadvantaged groups, people with work-related disabilities, most of them permanent. Most of our clients struggle with mental health issues and poverty, and many additional barriers including language, race, gender and […]