WSIB facing major spike in complaints

Grievances sent to watchdog up by about 120 in 2015/16 compared to previous period

by Sara Mojtehedzadeh printed in  The Toronto Star , July 23, 2016

The number of complaints made to the provincial watchdog about Ontario’s worker compensation system has jumped by almost 20 per cent over the past year, the Star has learned. Nearly 600 complaints were made to the ombudsman about the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) between last April and March of this year, according to statistics requested by the Star – a spike from 2014/15, when the watchdog received about 480 grievances about the board. A further 141 complaints have been lodged in the past three-and-a-half-months. Continue reading