30th Anniversary of Injured Workers’ Day!
Saturday June 1st at 11:00 am
Queen’s Park – Ontario Legislature
Celebrate and call for justice for injured workers!
Since 1983, injured workers and their allies have come together on June 1st to celebrate their achievements, and to invigorate the struggle for justice for injured workers. This year, we ask you to join us at Queen’s Park on Saturday June 1st to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Injured Workers’ Day, as we unite in our efforts to bring about a just compensation system that truly protects the rights of injured workers.
The past year has seen the implementation of some of the most draconian changes to the workers’ compensation system since it was first established in 1915. As part of the broad trend of austerity and cutbacks to social programs, injured workers are facing significant cuts and denials to their benefits, and a rigid and inaccessible appeals system that undermines administrative justice. Thus, instead of receiving financial security and support, injured workers are doomed to poverty.
But in spite of these injustices, injured workers remain firm in their commitment to ensuring fair treatment for all current and future injured workers. The struggle for a fair compensation system is a struggle that involves all workers in Ontario, and we will not allow the system to be dismantled before our eyes.
Join us on June 1st as we celebrate the history and accomplishments of the injured workers’ movement, and send a clear message that we demand justice for injured workers and for all workers.
Please see the attached flyer for details about Injured Workers’ Day and the overnight vigil beginning May 31st.
Please also click here for a more detailed history of Injured Workers’ Day.
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