It is vital that your Local is involved in the return to return-to-work process.

But the WSIB and Employers often exclude Locals from the process and this can lead to various problems, from our workers not receiving proper advice regarding the suitability of work or the Employer shirking its human rights obligation to accommodate to the point of undue hardship.

Your Injured Workers Advocacy Committee (IWAC) urges you to bargain for collective agreement language that will help assure union involvement in all return-to-work processes. Use this template language and make protections for injured workers a bargaining priority!