Workers (Injured) Week Which Was May 20

(Sorry for this abbreviated version of W(I)WWW but one of my short paragraphs turned in to its own story.  So stay tuned for that)

New Bill Introduced in House

On May 7th, Jennifer French, an NDP MPP from Oshawa, introduced Bill 98 – Protecting People of Occupational Disease Act (2015).  In a short statement after introducing the bill, Jennifer explained that the bill is fixing a legislative loophole that is preventing workers from obtaining the compensation they are entitled to.  You can view the Bill by clicking here.

Workers Compensation: Ontario vs. Quebec

On Thursday, May 14th the Thunder Bay and District Injured Workers Support Group held a life feed of discussion comparing workers Compensation in Ontario to workers compensation in Quebec.  Every her attended found this very informative.  The Injured Workers Online site has done an excellent article regarding this information.  Please check it out

TBDIWSG President Attends Retirees Meeting

Also on Thursday, May 14th TBDIWSG President, Greg Snider, was invited to talk at a meeting of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Retirees from Northwestern Ontario.  Greg  shared with the OPSEU members the many activities that the TBDIWSG and the Ontario Network of Injure d Worker Support Groups, including the Platform for Change and Legal Defence Fund.

Speakers School Graduation

On Tuesday, May 19,  The New Direction Speakers School held Graduation for four Graduating students.  Each graduate did a three minute speech followed by feedback from one of the three judges.  Injured Worker, Brain Walker, congratulated the students for their accomplishments on behalf of the Alumni.   The ceremony was held at City Hall and Mayor Keith Hobbs participated in handing out the ceritificates.  The next class should start in the fall.

Upcoming Events

 Thursday, May 21st

Marion Endicott, a Lawyer with Injured Workers Consultants Community Law Office talks Workers Compensation in Ontario

A Public Meeting for Injured Workers, their supports and family, but all are invited.

7:00 pm at the Lakehead Labour Centre

Saturday, May 23

Spring Time 2 Fundraising Concert

A Fundraiser for the New Directions Speakers School.  It puts the word Fun back in Fundraiser.

7:00 pm at the Finlandia Club, 314 Bay Street, upstairs

Thursday, May 28

Thunder Bay and District Labour Council

at the Lakehead Labour Centre starting time 7:30 pm

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