Some of the Accomplishments of the Injured Worker Movement in Ontario

By Steve Mantis

From 1983 to 2015

It seems that when we speak out and stand up for our rights, we win some concessions.  We have been doing just that for the last 30+ years and here is a bit of a summary of our history.

The Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group was founded in 1984 in response to pending Workers Compensation Act legislation that was designed to take away our pensions.  To understand where we are at today it seems fitting to review our history and some of the struggles we have fought over the years.  This report will tell that story and conclude with our present campaigns and future challenges for the group.

Our Story

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The Grand Bargain in Workers Compensation Is Dead As Opt Out Grows Says Insurance Industry Journal
Why Workers’ Compensation Is Especially Needed Now: Report from WCRI Conference
By Andrew G. Simpson | March 6, 2017

After decades of managing costs for employers, it’s time for workers’ compensation professionals and public policymakers to turn their attention to the needs of injured workers and think of themselves more as players in a broader safety net, workers’ compensation experts were told last week. Continue reading

Thunder Bay Recognizes Injured Workers Day, June 1

Check out the Thunder Bay and District Injured Worker Support Group News Release

May 30, 2017

The Thunder Bay and District Injured Workers’ Support Group (TB&DIWSG) will be raising a flag and hosting a media conference at Thunder Bay City Hall to celebrate Injured Workers Day on Wednesday,  June 1st at 10 AM.  This is also part of National AccessAbility Week. Continue reading