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…

2015 CUPE Ontario Injured Worker Award

Robert Gauthier, winner of CUPE Ontario’s Injured Worker Advocate Award, is VP of CUPE Local 4000 and chairs the local’s WSIB/Return-to-Work committee. According to his executive, he is a formidable force on behalf of injured workers. “He knows his stuff extremely well, he works incredibly hard and he always manages to get the best terms…

Day of Mourning 2015

It has been just two months since Alain Bissonnette, a member of CUPE Local 503, lost his life in a tragic workplace accident. A heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician in the Ottawa public works department, Brother Alain died on the job at an Ottawa long-term care facility. On April 28, the Day of Mourning…