National Day of Mourning

Every year, on April 28 – the Day of Mourning, we take time to remember workers who have been killed or injured on the job. In ceremonies around the province, workers, friends, and family gather to pay tribute to those we have lost in work place accidents. Worker deaths are tragedies, not only for their…

CUPE Ontario Injured Workers Committee Statement on Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

  TORONTO, ON – February 28 is International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day. RSIs, or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), describe a collection of painful disorders of the tendons, muscles, nerves and joints in the neck, back, chest, shoulders, arms and hands. RSIs are among the most common types of worker injuries, affecting some 2.3 million Canadian…

New WSIB policy leaves workers suffering from chronic mental stress out in the cold

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Minister of Labour must step in now that the WSIB has made it clear that they are going to continue to deny workers full recognition of job related chronic mental stress and fair compensation related to job loss, said CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn after learning today of the WSIB’s plan.…

Occupational Disability Response Training

In the third of six core certification courses offered within the Ontario Federation of Labour’s Prevention Link disability prevention curriculum, participants that complete this hands-on course learn how to begin the appeal’s process and the legal principles involved in the preparation for a hearing. Learn more here.

CUPE Ontario marks Injured Workers Day by calling on the government to take action against increasing violence in the workplace.

Every year on June 1st, we recognize workers who have been injured or made sick on the job and raise our voices for safer workplaces and better treatment of all workers.   Everyone deserves a safe and harassment-free workplace, and if a person is injured at work, they deserve a public system of support and…

Day of Mourning

If there is ever a time that the need for strong unions is clear, it is when we pause to mourn workers killed or injured on the job. The past year saw several high-profile workplace deaths caused by lack of attention to workplace health and safety, and often caused by employers pushing workers in precarious…