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