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IWC makes recommendations on the changes proposed by the Tribunal to reduce delays, urging instead the elimination of time limits, simplification of the process and forms.
While IWC support the WSIB’s approach to align Temporary Employment Agency (TEA) rates with the rates of their clients’ classes, the Clinic details in its second submission why the proposed modification to create an exception for “clerical labour” is not appropriate…
Submission notes that almost all of the benefits outlined in the Independent Living Policy Suite legally (under ss. 32, 33 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act) are and should continue to be available to all injured workers – not only those defined by the WSIB as “severely impaired.” Brief also makes recommendations on criteria […]
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Response to phase I of the WSIB’s consultation on the Independent Living policy suite, following the value-for-money audit of the Serious Injuries Program. In addition to feedback on the specific consultation questions, the submission highlights the negative consequences suffered by many injured workers with serious injuries resulting in a permanent impairment, the need for a […]
The Clinic’s position has long been that the experience rating system is ineffective in improving health and safety, and encourages claims suppression. Until eliminated, submission recommends that temporary employment agencies move to their new applicable premium rate established by the WSIB.
ONIWG states its position that the consultation is unnecessary and that the WSIB should implement the new rate setting framework for Temporary Employment Agencies (TEA) that was to be introduced in 2020…
Letter calls on the WSIB President and CEO to meet with ONIWG regarding solutions to longstanding concerns over claims suppression, non-reporting and abandoned claims.
Response to WSIB’s reply to ONIWG’s April 5, 2022 letter details why the Network disagrees with the Board decision to limit the cost-of-living adjustment to 2.7% for 2022, reiterating that based on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (s. 49(1) and Policy 18-01-14, it should instead be increased to 4.7%.
Letter asks the President of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to use the Statistics Canada formulation (4.7%) rather than the 2.7% cost of living adjustment the WSIB has given injured workers.
Submission urges that the WSIB respect Meredith’s concept that occupational disease should be put on “the same footing” as workplace accidents, and that the WSIB Policy framework should adopt the same evidentiary standard of “Significant contributing factor” in order to bring some reparation and justice to victims of occupational disease in Ontario.