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Thunder Bay Injured Workers Rally May 14, 2019

We gathered in front of our local MPP Michael Gravelle to protest the cuts that the Ford Government is making to social programs affecting people who need it the most. 

Ford says he’s “for the people” but has demonstrated again and again that he’s for “some” people, mainly the rich and big businesses.

This video was recorded in Thunder Bay 

Can you tell us how your son was treated by the WSIB?

” You know, he was treated not as a human being, not even as an animal, he was treated as a thing”.

“When a thing breaks, you throw it out, that’s what it is”.

This video was recorded in Claire’s house in Sudbury ON, by Bob Larocque.

I apologize for the error in the handouts.  This has now been corrected and changed a bit.  New words have been added which may change the outcome of the game. 

PHANTOM JOBS & EMPTY POCKETS

With the help from the Ontario Network of Injured Workers, we now have in hand a report that clearly shows, WSIB are directly responsible for thousands of injured workers living at or below the poverty level in Ontario. 

The WSIB is well aware of the ruthless, demeaning, and what some would even venture to describe as illegal acts against any human rights issues, by “DEEMING” an injured worker with a permanent disability to go and work at a phantom job.  A job that does not exist, a job that is not suitable for the injured worker, and a job that is nowhere in the line of work of which the injured worker was working in. 

All this, for what?  So they can take that wage off the injured workers’ benefits and lower their cheques by that average wage amount at 40 hours a week, regardless if the injured worker’s doctors do not agree with the return to work, its limitations, or even the length of hours the WSIB says you “ought to be able” to work. 

We apologize for the audio in the first 10 seconds of the video. 

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