ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 15, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

July 11: Retiring On A Low Income

When: July 11, 2018, 6 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St., Toronto, Ontario

John Stapleton from Open Policy Ontario shares how to get the most from income security programs like OAS, GIS, CPP, and ODSP.

Posted:
June 15, 2018
Article source:
NOW

12 investigations launched into workplace complaints at London City Hall

The outside investigation was launched in April after 68 people lodged complaints with the London Abused Women's Centre, claiming a culture of fear and bullying in some city departments.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

June 18: Introduction to Employment Law and the Workplace, Sudbury

When: Monday, June 18, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Valley East Public Library and Citizen Service Centre4100 Elmview Drive, Hanmer, ON

This is a discussion of the basics of the employment relationship, employment contracts, rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and recent changes to employment law.

Posted:
June 07, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Income security reform at stake with Thursday’s election

We must demand that whoever forms the next government create an income security system that works towards full economic and social inclusion for all, writes George Thomson.

Posted:
June 06, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Employee Rights and Employer Obligations During this Provincial Election

This bulletin from a law firm summarizes employee rights and employer obligations during Ontario's provincial elections.

Posted:
June 06, 2018
Article source:
Fasken

Understaffing at Ontario workers' compensation board creates 'toxic' work environment, union survey says

Some 90 per cent of the 263 employees who responded to the survey said work-related stress was impacting their personal lives and 92 per cent attributed the workload issues to understaffing.

Posted:
June 04, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Injured worker, advocates want to hear election talk on WSIB

Maryth Yachnin, a lawyer at the Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario legal clinic, said the board also refuses to cover drugs being prescribed to patients by their doctors.

Posted:
June 04, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

She called her doctor to get a pregnancy test. Two days later she was fired

A Toronto woman has filed a wrongful-dismissal lawsuit against her employer, claiming her pregnancy is what motivated the credit union to terminate her.

Posted:
June 01, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
June 01, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)