Thunder Bay Group claims injured workers' compensation system flawed

Members of the Thunder Bay Injured Workers Support Group sang altered Christmas Carols outside the office of MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North as part of a campaign for fair workers' compensation.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
The Chronicle Journal

January 30: Know your rights telephone town hall

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET

Where: On the phone

Ontario's labour and employment laws are changing. Join the Ontario Federation of Labour for a telephone town hall to find out what changes to Bill 148 mean for workers across the province.

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Federation of Labour

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Employers need to review policies in wake of Ontario's labour law changes: experts

Bill 148 raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019 but also makes a number of changes to provincial employment laws.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

December 8: Income Security Roadmap for Change: What it says, why it matters, and what you can do

This webinar will introduce people to the report and the recommendations it's made to the provincial government. Government is seeking feedback on the report by January 5, 2018.

Posted:
December 05, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 1 December 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Penalties when workers die on the job don't go far enough, say labour groups, families

A CBC News investigation has found only a handful of people have been jailed across Canada for violating workplace safety laws in connection with the death of a worker. 

Posted:
November 30, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

What to do about sexual harassment in the workplace: Reasonable Doubt

One study suggests that more than of adult women in Canada have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

Posted:
November 29, 2017
Article source:
NOW

December 4: What the papers say: Research and reporting on workers' compensation in the precarious economy.

When: Mon, 4 December 2017, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room #4, Toronto M5G 1P5 

This event features presentations by Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Katherine Lippel, and Ellen MacEachen, lived experience presentations, and a panel discussion and questions.

Posted:
November 28, 2017
Article source:
Injured Workers' Consultants (IWC)

Workplace violence plagues personal support workers

A new study shows at least 40 per cent of personal support workers face workplace violence on a daily basis.

Posted:
November 27, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star