Aug 122020
 

Here’s an excellent article by Sara Mojtehedzadeh and Jennifer Yang focusing on a major COVID-19 outbreak in an industrial bakery in Toronto.  They use this story to illustrate the woeful lack of consistent data on workplace outbreaks, plus the apparent massive under-reporting to MOL and WSIB.    The article also highlights the vulnerability of the workers [Read more…]

Aug 112020
 

I wanted to take the time to provide you with more information on the one-time payment to persons with disabilities in hopes that you will share it with your networks so that all Canadians with disabilities who are eligible can receive this payment. Our government understands that persons with disabilities have been significantly impacted by [Read more…]

Jul 252020
 

Demers report on occupational cancer requires immediate action to review denied cancer claims, says Ontario Federation of Labour July 23, 2020 Workers and family members affected by occupational cancers are not surprised by the Demers report findings that well over 90% of occupational cancers are unrecognized and uncompensated by the WSIB every year. Only a [Read more…]

Jul 032020
 

Media Release June 26, 2020 Income Security Advocacy Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services welcome the Supreme Court’s landmark decision for gig workers Toronto: In a ground-breaking decision released this morning, the Supreme Court of Canada made it easier for workers to challenge unfair contractual terms imposed by companies that hire them, whether or not they are [Read more…]

Jun 142020
 

WHY we advertise other provinces’ media write-ups  in support of Injured Workers .  In Alberta information is not reported on the plight of Alberta injured workers through the media . If Alberta Injured Workers are lucky a story may be printed once or twice a year. Other provinces throughout Canada steadily have the support of the media which [Read more…]