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OFL request causes OPP to consider new charges against Orillia-area contractor for workplace fatality

posted on May 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 25, 2015 OFL request causes OPP to consider new charges against Orillia-area contractor for workplace fatality Weekend mining death near Timmins reinvigorates call for criminal investigations ATTENTION: Assignment Editors for Parry Sound, Algonquin, Timmins & Queen’s Park (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling on police [...]

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OFL Demands to Know Why the WSIB is Covering Up 1,150 deaths

posted on April 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2015  OFL Demands to Know Why the WSIB is Covering Up 1,150 deaths (TORONTO, ON) – As Ontario workers and their families gather today in communities across the province to recognize April 28 as the “Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job,” they will also be [...]

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Sid Ryan Op-Ed: Seeking justice for fallen workers (Toronto Star, April 28, 2015)

posted on April 28, 2015

Opinion / Commentary Seeking justice for fallen workers On the “Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job,” it isn’t enough to remember the dead; we must also protect the living. By: Sid Ryan Published on Mon Apr 27 2015. Click here to view the original. It was a scene of twisted [...]

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Tories Attack Injured Workers’ Support

posted on April 14, 2015

Ontario Conservative Labour Critic Randy Hillier rose in the House on March 25, 2015, to open up a new attack on injured workers across the province. In his inflammatory remarks during the morning Question Period, Hillier called on the government to scrap funding for the OFL’s Occupational Disability Response Team (ODRT), a program he characterized [...]

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Joint OFL/ONIWG WCB Conference & March: Honouring 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation

posted on April 12, 2015

The Ontario Federation of Labour and Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups are sponsoring an exciting Workers’ Compensation conference, June 1-2 at the USW Hall in downtown Toronto.  The purpose of this conference is to celebrate 100 years of Workers Compensation, to assess the relevance of the fundamental principles of our current system and to [...]

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Workplace fatalities reach 5-year high while WSIB pays millions to convicted companies and meager benefits to victims: Monday protest to demand justice

posted on December 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2014 Workplace fatalities reach 5-year high while WSIB pays millions to convicted companies and meager benefits to victims: Monday protest to demand justice (TORONTO, ON) – More workers were killed at work in 2013 than in any of the previous five years, says the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), bringing [...]

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Rewarding Offenders – Read the OFL Report WSIB rebates for employers convicted of killing workers

posted on November 24, 2014

OFL Report “Rewarding Offenders” Exposes WSIB Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is rebating millions of dollars each year to companies that have been found guilty of offences that resulted in employees being killed in workplace accidents. Over the three year period between 2011 and 2013, 135 employers who had been convicted of offences [...]

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RELEASE: Corporations Guilty of Killing Workers Being Rebated Millions of Dollars by WSIB: OFL Report

posted on November 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014 Corporations Guilty of Killing Workers Being Rebated Millions of Dollars by WSIB: OFL Report   (TORONTO, ON) – A new report released today by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) reveals that Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is rebating millions of dollars each year to companies found [...]

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ADVISORY: OFL to Release Damning Report on WSIB Premium Rebates for Employers Convicted for Workplace Fatalities

posted on November 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2014 ADVISORY: OFL to Release Damning Report on WSIB Premium Rebates for Employers Convicted for Workplace Fatalities (TORONTO, ON) ─ On Monday, November 24, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be releasing a damning report about the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), demonstrating that Ontario’s workplace compensation system [...]

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Occupational Disability Response Team (ODRT) Courses Across Ontario Fall 2014

posted on August 7, 2014

“Union Penalized in Accommodation Case”  - Is your organization at risk of being named in this headline? Unions are being held liable in return to work cases when they are the barrier to an accommodation. In a failure to accommodate, a lack of understanding of legal responsibilities is not an acceptable defence. The Occupational Disability [...]

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