Wednesday June 1st
11:30am: Free pizza lunch
12:00pm: Rally starts
2:00pm: Film screening & panel discussion on precarious work (Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street)
Accessibility options will be available so those with mobility difficulties will be able to join the march
Facebook event: http://bit.ly/1Oeytlo
Our workers’ compensation system is in a state of crisis. Just like we're seeing with social programs and public services across the map, a regime of austerity reigns at the WSIB, and this has meant a full-fledged assault on people who have been injured or made ill at work.
At the same time as injured workers are being forced into poverty and abandoned by the system that is supposed to support them, the WSIB is showering employers with billions of dollars in savings; as of 2018, the WSIB will be lowering employer premium rates, to the point that they will be saving over $2 billion per year.
We say enough is enough. We refuse to accept any more cost-cutting on the backs of injured workers, and we’re taking to the streets to make our voices heard.
All injured workers and allies who come out will be able to add their names to a petition demanding systemic investigation into what's happening at the WSIB.
So join us for Injured Workers’ Day on June 1st, as we gather at Queen's Park and march to the Ministry of Labour to demand justice for injured workers!
Stop the cuts to workers' comp!
End the austerity agenda!
Justice for injured workers!
Organized by the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG) www.injuredworkersonline.org
After the march, join us at the Steelworkers’ Hall (25 Cecil Street) for an exclusive pre-screening of the film A Day’s Work, about a 21 year-old temp agency worker who was killed on his first day on the job. A panel discussion about precarious work, workplace health & safety, and injured workers will follow the screening.
Film screening and panel discussion co-organized with the Workers’ Action Centre and the Ontario Federation of Labour.
Other Related Events:
- May 31, 8pm: Overnight vigil at Queen’s Park, led by the Women of Inspiration Injured Worker Group.
- June 1st, 7pm: Canadian premiere of A Day’s Work, including a discussion with the producer. Screening will be held at the George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place). Facebook event: http://bit.ly/1T8X90L. Organized by the Workers’ Action Centre.
Rally & march endorsed by:
Bright Lights Injured Worker Group, Chinese Injured Worker Group, Women of Inspiration Injured Worker Group, Ontario Federation of Labour, Workers’ Action Centre, OCAP, UFCW Canada, Steelworkers Toronto Area Council, OPSEU, PSAC Ontario Region, CUPW Toronto Local, Workers United Council Canada, London & District Injured Workers’ Group, Barrie & District Injured Workers’ Group, Barrie & District Labour Council, Oakville & District Labour Council, Huron District Labour Council, Toronto Injured Worker Advocates Group, Niagara Regional Labour Council, Injured Workers Action for Justice, Justicia for Migrant Workers, Health Providers Against Poverty, UNITE HERE Local 75, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, CUPE 1281, CESAR, Peel Injured Workers, SEIU Healthcare Local 1 Canada, CUPW, South Asian Women’s Rights Organization
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