The attached Document was distributed and completed by Maytree. Maytree is committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities.
I have published and review of the Report by Injured Workers Online. These people do excellent work Please check out their site.
The attached Document was distributed and completed by Maytree. Maytree is committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities. I will start with a review by Injured Workers On Line on this post and put the actual report on a separate post.
Challenges in Disability Policy
Persons with disabilities face many challenges in accessing public programs for financial aid or disability supports – or from being trapped in them once eligible. In a recent report Disability Policy: From Remedies to Rights (Dec. 2018), Sherri Torjman lays out the bureaucratic Catch-22 : Continue reading
Please Note Date Change for the following event. The event is set for MARCH 5th and not on the date original posted on this site. Sorry for confusion.
note by Steve Mantis Poster by Robert Larocque. Thank yous to both Continue reading
Staff warn of service issues, understaffing in ‘call centre’ model, documents show
Another awesome article from Sara Mojtehedzadeh which was published in the Toronto Star on February 22, 2019. A writer committed to the truth and a paper committed to printing it.
Senior management is doubling down on controversial changes at the provincial workers’ compensation board, as employees blast the organization’s new “call centre” model and warn that failure to address understaffing and service issues could have “life and death implications” for injured workers, according to documents obtained by the Star. Continue reading
This article is from the from Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Magazine. They have many other news stories. Check them out at http://www.ohscanada.com .
Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago. Continue reading
Written by Greg Snider with some serious editing by Jules Tupker
Topics Include :
Wise Up Gathering
Presentation to the Provincial Government
Meeting with Our Local MPPs
Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups
Articles, Videos and Posters
written by Greg Snider Editing + by Lise Vaugeois
Steve Mantis responded to the Ontario Governments changes to the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Training Standards with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Government’s own words, the changes were made to “reduce the burden on Business … and save employers and workers time and money.” The condensed version is: they are making the training shorter and online while giving the employer more time to implement the training. Continue reading
y times have we said “if people could just see what WSIB was realy doing to Injured workers., then we might just get change.” Some of the TBDIWSG members who met with new NDP mpp Judith Monteith-farrel heard the same message from her. She beleive the current Government was far more open to hearing a message if people personal stories were a part of the message. If you agree with this you need to check out this new facebook page. I know it’s facebook but rest assured that trip will be worth it. Continue reading
By Greg Snider and Jules Tupker
The Parliamentary Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs has been touring the province for Pre-Budget presentations and made their only appearance in the Northwest at Dryden on January 21st. The Conservative government is in its first year of power and it certainly doesn’t look good for Injured Workers in Ontario. Continue reading
by Greg Snider Edited by Lise Vaugeois
As we say good by to another Christmas season and head in to the heart of our long winter, lets take a moment to look back at the year gone by.
On April 28th the Thunder Bay and District Injured Workers Support Group (TBDIWSG) continued to work with the Thunder Bay and District Labour Council in co-hosting the April 28th Day of Mourning Observance. For the second year in a row the event was held at the Finlandia Club. Correctional Officer Mike Lundy was this year’s guest speaker. He spoke about living with workplace stress and how that can seriously affect one’s life. He talked about how prominent PTSD is among jail guards and first responders. This year we honored four Hydro One workers who died in a helicopter crash and the six workers who were on the Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash. This important event continues to grow the recognition of those who have been killed or injured in the workplace. Continue reading