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News From Ontario:
About the newly formed Occupational Disease Reform Alliance (ODRA): https://cpcml.ca/WF2021/Articles/WO081123.HTM
About the Submission on Bill 27 from IWC: https://cpcml.ca/WF2021/Articles/WO081122.HTM
Bill 27 overview: https://cpcml.ca/WF2021/Articles/WO081121.HTM
In 2002, the owners of the mill in Dryden, Ont. started a project to reduce emissions, but workers on the construction project complain that they were exposed to toxic chemicals that damaged their health. CTV’s W5 spoke with some of the workers about what they went through.
Please share with Alberta’s Ombudsperson
THE Ombudsperson is calling on the province to fix a rarely occurring but significant gap in B.C.’s #workerscompensation law https://voiceonline.com/ombudsperson-permit-worksafebc…/ “Severed Trust: Enabling #WorkSafeBC to do the right thing when its mistakes hurt #injuredworkers arose” from a case where errors made by WorkSafeBC terminating the benefits of an already #injuredworker directly led to a second, more serious injury resulting in a partial amputation of a worker’s hand. After the second accident, WorkSafeBC’s Review Division ruled that it was wrong to have terminated the injured worker’s benefits following the first accident.
Power to Abuse
This Indigenous ex-cop is owed 15 years in lost wages. Instead he’s living without running water.
WSIB ruled in Ralph Thistle’s favour last September but he still hasn’t been paid.
Ombudsman takes injured workers complaints seriously
Day of Mourning 2021
Tragically, the human cost of COVID-19 goes undocumented but it’s full cost is known all too well by essential workers and their families. Produced by the Edmonton and District Labour Council.
Injured Workers Speak Out
Alberta Workers Need a Win Like Ontario
Another win for the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups at the Superior Court of Ontario. Thanks to ARCH for their great work on this case!
Insult to Injury: Critics say Alberta’s workers compensation system has become more about protecting employers than injured employees
- No more deeming (and/or)
- no more phantom jobs
- stop pretending injured workers can get safe and appropriate jobs during a pandemic.
- A “presumptive clause” so that workers in at-risk sectors automatically get coverage when they get COVID-19
- Universal coverage – so that all workers in Alberta have access to workers comp when they are sick or injured
- Listen to our doctors! Listen to science!
- Safer conditions and better treatment for migrant workers.
- Better healthcare for injured workers.
- Someone at WCB to return my calls when I have questions or concerns about my claim.
Response to the WCB Review: To read the Canadian Injured Workers Association of Alberta Response to the Final Report of the Alberta Workers Compensation Board Review Panel, click here