Do you have New Year's Resolutions for the WSIB?

Do you have New Year’s Resolutions for the WSIB?

December 5, 2023

The following was passed to us through the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG). Please feel free to share with your contacts to help spread awareness:




Injured Workers Rally to Demand Better From WSIB in 2024
Earlier this month, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) proudly told the world that they would be the new “Lead Sponsor” for London, Ontario’s New Years Eve party.
 
Of course, London (where WSIB will be moving its head office over the coming years) deserves a delightful New Years Eve celebration. However, for injured workers who have been the target of decades of austerity and benefit cuts, the news that WSIB has enough money to throw a party for thousands of revelers (but no money for their benefits) is not sitting right. For those among us who will be isolated through the holidays by pain and poverty, hearing about the WSIB’s party budget brings little comfort.
 
So, we are calling on injured and ill workers + their allies to join us on Monday, December 11th at 11:15am, at the Ministry of Labour (400 University Ave in Toronto) where we will hold a rally and deliver our own set of New Years Resolutions to the Minister about what the WSIB must do better in 2024.
 
Do you have your own set of New Years wishes for the WSIB? Visit tinyurl.com/NewYearsWSIB to send us your demands and we will deliver them to the Minister of Labour on December 11th.

The WSIB has recently bragged of a multi-billion dollar surplus. They have already delivered $1.5 billion in rebates to employers, and dropped their premium rates to a 20 year low. It’s time to do something for injured workers. What do you think it should be? 
 
Should the WSIB end deeming? Raise benefit rates? Provide better healthcare? Treat migrant workers fairer? Properly cover occupational disease claims? Build respectable retirement benefits? You tell us, by visiting tinyurl.com/NewYearsWSIB, and we will deliver your message to the Minister and the Board

Stay tuned for more information about this event, and others outside of Toronto.

Stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all soon. 

In Solidarity,
WCIAR

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