Weekend Video: Injured workers cycle for justice

1297703955559_ORIGINALInjured workers Richard Hudon and Peter Page, with the support of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG), embarked on a 600 km bike ride from Ottawa to Toronto to coincide with the June 1 Injured Workers Day demonstration at Queen’s Park Toronto. The cyclists were drawing attention to the current state of affairs at the Workers’ Compensation Board known now as the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB).
“Our 100 year old system is being destroyed by uncaring government bureaucrats David Marshall and Kathleen Wynne. Their callous disregard for the plight of injured workers is evident in the cost cutting attacks upon injured workers’ benefits. The denial of a workers right to fair compensation is fundamentally wrong and goes against what the system was set up to do,” says Peter Page. “If a worker is injured at work, she or he should be compensated for any resulting disability not pushed into poverty and forgotten.”

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