Schedule 6 of Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 amends the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to allow distribution of “surplus” funds. The Bill has now been referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy for public (virtual) hearings Nov. 15-18.
The deadline to register is fast approaching: Wednesday Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Here is the link on how to sign up to make a presentation or submission.
We encourage you to register and make your voice known on why this amendment should be removed, why a ‘surplus’ built on the backs of injured workers should be used instead to restore the benefits cut, cover COVID extra costs, and fund much-needed services for injured workers.
Selected submissions to the Ministry of Labour consultation on distribution of WSIB ‘surplus’ funds held earlier this year:
- Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic. Submission (Aug. 10, 2021)
- United Food & Commercial Workers. Locals 175 & 633. Submission. (Aug. 9, 2021)
- Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups. Submission. (Aug. 8, 2021)