Heat Stroke – Signs & Symptoms

  AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE INJURED WORKERS’ COMMITTEE REGARDING HEAT STROKE & HEAT EXHAUSTION Next week a major heat wave is expected to hit Ontario so it’s vital that all workers take precautions to protect themselves against heat stroke & heat exhaustion. Most people feel comfortable when the air temperature is between 20°C and 27°C and the when…

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…

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…