The Injured Worker Advocacy Committee works to promote the rights of injured workers in all CUPE Ontario sectors.
The Committee’s work focuses on advocacy and involving members in WSIB claims at the earliest and most effective level possible. We support training of local advocates to help members navigate through the compensation system when a workplace injury or illness occurs. We also assist locals in developing language for collective agreements around areas such as return-to-work and duty to accommodate.
We also support the Union Development Department in encouraging members to take all levels of WSIB training offered through the OFL Occupational Disability Response Team (ODRT).
This volunteer committee includes one member from the CUPE Ontario executive and one member from each sector.
Cover me WSIB
In Ontario, only 72 percent of workplaces protect their workers with WSIB coverage. That’s the lowest rate in the country.
Members in Action – Injured Workers Committee:
CUPE Ontario joined Injured Worker groups from across the province in December for a Day of Action outside the Ministry of Labour in Toronto
Changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board are forcing more workers into poverty because of changes to the claims process that are denying benefits to workers injured on the job through no fault of their own. “The WSIB is supposed to be a public system to support workers injured on the job until they…
Day of Mourning
Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide. No one should die because of their work,…
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