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The fight to advance workers’ rights includes pushing to expand and enforce just compensation for injured workers. On one front, some progress has been won to recognize chronic mental stress as a compensable workplace injury in Ontario in recent years. But the large number of denials for chronic mental stress claims have left workers without...

OPSEU/SEFPO’s Disability Rights Caucus is sounding the alarm on a new Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) process that will harm injured workers. The WSIB has unilaterally decided to implement a 30-day time limit on workers to provide supporting documents when they appeal WSIB decisions. This time limit, recommended by KPMG in a value-for-money audit,...

Every June 1, labour activists and injured workers mobilize in a show of solidarity on the lawn of Queen’s Park to send a clear message to the government: “Worker’s compensation is a right!” In 2019, with the government’s reckless decision to slash 13.5 per cent, or $16 million, from the budget of the Ministry of...

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