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OFL Statement: International RSI Awareness Day 2014

posted on February 27, 2014

Ergonomic Regulations are Needed to Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries. OFL Statement: International RSI Awareness Day 2014 On Feb 28, we mark the 15th Annual International RSI Awareness Day. This day was created by injured workers and labour activists to bring awareness and action to the growing epidemic of repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) or musculoskeletal disorders [...]

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Postmedia News interviews Nancy Hutchison on workplace inquests

posted on January 24, 2014

Postmedia News produced a great 6-part series on public inquests. Part 5 features OFL Secretary-Treasurer Nancy Hutchison, who said that “History keeps repeating itself.” On the day she testified at the inquest into Justin Rogers’s death, she got an alert on her BlackBerry that two more mining workers had died in a “run of muck” [...]

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Remembering Linda Ann Jolley – 1945 to 2013

posted on October 3, 2013

Obituary: Linda Ann Jolley Quietly, in her 68th year, Linda passed away at home, on September 24, 2013. Predeceased by her husband, Doug Felice, she is survived by her nephew Malcolm, her sister-in-law Jennifer, and her step-sons Craig and Christopher (Nakiea) and Christopher’s children Kiara and Cruz. Linda lived a life of passionate advocacy for [...]

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Conference on Workers’ Compensation – Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2013

posted on September 23, 2013

No “Half Measures” is an international conference on workers’ compensation 100 years after Sir William Meredith presented his options for reform that would remove injustice for injured workers. “…Half measures which mitigate but do not remove injustice are, in my judgment, to be avoided. It would be the gravest mistake if questions were to be [...]

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OFL Applauds Successful Appeal that Slaps $750,000 Fine Against Metron Construction in Deaths of Four Workers

posted on September 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2013 OFL Applauds Successful Appeal that Slaps $750,000 Fine Against Metron Construction in Deaths of Four Workers (TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan applauded yesterday’s appeal court decision to increase the fine against Metron Construction from $200,000 to 750,000 for the 2009 deaths of [...]

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RELEASE – Conviction in Sunrise case confirms failure of privatized TSSA

posted on July 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 4, 2013 MEDIA RELEASE Conviction in Sunrise case confirms failure of privatized TSSA (Toronto, Ontario) – The guilty verdict in the Sunrise Propane case last week has thrust the incompetence of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) into the spotlight once again. The TSSA is responsible for protecting public [...]

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OFL Letter to Premier Wynne on TSSA in Wake of Sunrise Tragedy

posted on July 4, 2013

July 4, 2013 The Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Wynne: Recent events have once again brought attention to the failure of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to adequately oversee and protect public safety in key areas such as fuel and elevators. Since [...]

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Take Part in the 30th Anniversary of Injured Workers’ Day: June 1

posted on May 29, 2013

Take Part in the 30th Anniversary of Injured Workers’ Day Saturday June 1st, 2013 11:00 a.m. (overnight vigil begins at 4:00 p.m. Friday May 31st) Queen’s Park – Ontario Legislature (walk north from Queen’s Park Subway stop – College/University) Celebrate and call for justice for injured workers. Workers’ compensation is being destroyed to save employers [...]

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Without Justice, No Fallen Worker Can Rest in Peace: OFL Statement on Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job – April 28

posted on April 24, 2013

OFL Statement April 24, 2013 Without Justice, No Fallen Worker Can Rest in Peace OFL Statement on Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job – April 28 Thousands of workers, friends and families of those killed and injured on the job will gather at ceremonies across Ontario this weekend to memorialize [...]

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