Sep 072021
 

Here is a column by Andre Picard at the Globe & Mail. Many injured workers with life long disabilities end up in poverty. This proposed Canada Disability Benefit could make a big difference for these folks. Disability should not mean you have to live in poverty. All parties should commit to lifting people with disabilities [Read more…]

Apr 062021
 

Here is another story about occupational disease.  This one from the States.  Akron, Ohio – the Rubber Capital of the World. https://publicintegrity.org/health/unintended-consequences-rubber-industry-toxic-legacy-in-akron/ While this story isn’t new to many of us, it is becoming more common in that wider world.  This one links the  health of the workers to the health of the whole community.  [Read more…]

Dec 192020
 

Thousands of workers got COVID-19 on the job. But the Ministry of Labour has fined just one employer By Sara Mojtehedzadeh – Work and Wealth Reporter – Sat., Dec. 19, 2020  More than 7,600 workers have contracted COVID-19 on the job, prompting thousands of workplace safety inspections across the province. But since the start of the pandemic, the [Read more…]

Sep 082020
 

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/09/03/canada-needs-a-national-income-program-for-people-with-disabilities.html By Michael J. Prince As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, the federal government continues to announce new programs to support the financial security and well-being of working Canadians. But not everyone is covered by them. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), introduced in April and scheduled to end in late September, will provide $76 billion to [Read more…]