Injured workers are facing benefit cuts: CUPE Ontario says benefits should at least match cost of living increases

TORONTO, ON – The refusal on the part of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to apply cost-of-living benefit increases as required by law for injured workers means devastating income reductions for already vulnerable Ontarians, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Far too many injured workers are already on the economic…

“A Day of Action for the Day of Mourning”: It’s time to redouble our efforts to protect workers

Every year, on April 28, we pause to mourn and recognize workers who have been injured and killed on the job. And while we remember we also understand the fundamental importance of the political work of fighting for the living by redoubling our efforts to demand real safety for workers and the communities that rely…

“We can’t keep repeating the cycle. We can end repetitive strain injuries”: CUPE Ontario’s statement on International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day

We’re now a year into a global pandemic that’s put a greater strain on front-line workers than we’ve seen in generations – a strain that has impacted the working conditions, the jobs, and the health and safety of people keeping our communities functioning and safe. On International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day, CUPE Ontario…

International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day 2020

This year, International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day lands on February 29 and CUPE Ontario continues to call on measures which support workers confronted by this common yet preventable condition.    RSIs, also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), are a collection of ailments affecting the tendons, muscles, and nerves and joints in the neck, back, chest,…

Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or Injured on the Job. On this day, we take time to remember the workers we have lost. CUPE Ontario also uses the occasion to join with allies to fight for laws that improve and enhance worker health and safety across Ontario. Across Canada…