Injured Workers Lobby (ONIWG)

Injured Workers Lobby

October 29th, 2021 at 11:30 AM, (Jamie West MPP Office) 555 Barry Downe Rd, Sudbury, ON P3A 3T4 

The Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy will be partnering with the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) and their  Workers Comp’ is a Right group (WCIAR) ( to lobby that Injured Workers get back what is rightfully owed to them! Check out their Facebook and Twitter.

The provincial government is putting money back into employers’ pockets claiming the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has a surplus. This is not acceptable. For decades now, injured workers faced the short end of the stick with cuts to their benefits and wages. As a united movement, we will make sure #InjuredWorkersWontBeForgotten by reminding the provincial government and WSIB that the so-called surplus came from cuts to the benefits of injured workers. It’s time to restore injured workers’ benefits after 10 years of austerity cuts.

With Halloween around the corner, injured workers and allies all across Ontario are coming together on Friday, October 29, at 11:30 AM to demand decision makers-Members of Provincial Parliament-that we have been waiting for change. Injured workers deserve just treatment, not political trickery. 

We need decision-makers to #TreatInjuredWorkersNotTrick. We will be knocking on the door of our local NDP MPP’s Jamie West (Sudbury) and Frances Gelinas (Nickel Belt)  to let them know Injured Worker’s demands.

1) Universal coverage for all: all workers in Ontario should be covered by the workers’

compensation system, without exception.

2) Cover workers who get sick or injured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic without

hesitation or hassle. 

3) Take care of the extra costs that injured workers will incur while practicing physical and social


4) Support Bill 119, Respecting Injured Workers Act (Workplace Safety and Insurance

Amendment), 2019, to put an end to unfair deeming practices.

5) Reinstate full loss of earnings for workers who have been deemed

6) Now more than ever, listen to injured workers’ doctors. 

9) Fully implement the recommendations of the Demers Report respecting occupational