Injured Workers Rally

Jun 01

11am - 12:30pm

Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5G 2C8
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Since being elected just over one year ago, the Ford Government and the WSIB have given a multibillion dollar gift to employers in the form of a 30% cut to their premiums – while their bank account continues to bulge, and injured worker benefits go down. Work injury claims are going up while the number of staff WSIB has to help injured workers has gone down.

However, while there is much to fight against, there is also room to celebrate. Injured workers have been showing up in more communities and larger numbers all over Ontario to say NO MORE, and fight for the compensation system they deserve.

On June 1st, injured workers will join with the mounting resistance to Doug Ford by holding a raucous celebration of injured worker power. For the 36th year in a row, injured workers and their allies will descend on Queens park during injured workers day to demand fairness from the compensation system.

While we intend this event to be a show of force, we are also encouraging attendees to bring their families. Refreshments and games will be provided for children, and the program will include cultural performances alongside messages of solidarity and resistance.

Workers’ comp is a right!
We will not give up the fight!

Please also join us for other Injured Workers’ Day events:

May 31st, time TBA - Vigil led by the Women of Inspiration Injured Worker Group
A cultural showcase to celebrate the resilience of injured workers. Join us for an evening of music, poetry, storytelling, and satire. The 11th annual overnight vigil will follow the cultural event, to remind MPPs that injured workers cannot sleep at night due to pain and poverty, so how can our politicians?

The rally is endorsed by: CUPE Ontario, Decent Work & Heath Network, Health Providers Against Poverty, Huron District Labour Council, PSAC Ontario, Steelworkers Toronto Area Council, UFCW Canada, Workers' Action Centre, Workers United Council Canada

Matthew Goodings

Will you come?