In these frightening and unprecedented times, the Province of Ontario and and the WSIB need to double down on protecting workers who get sick or injured on the job. The Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG) has written to the Premier and the President of the WSIB about the most pressing issues current and future injured workers face during the COVID-19 crisis. Add your voice below, by demanding that the WSIB:
- Cover workers who get sick with COVID-19 without delay or hassle.
- Doesn’t pretend injured workers have jobs that they don’t (no “deeming”), especially at a time when jobs are either dangerous or unavailable.
- Cover the extra costs that permanently injured workers may incur by practicing social distancing.
- Listen to injured workers’ doctors, now more than ever.