June 1 is Injured Workers' Day in Ontario.
Ford has slashed 30% in employer contributions to the Workers' Safety Insurance Board, making it even harder for injured workers who are struggling to get by to access the benefits they are entitled to. That means $1.45 billion less for workers.
In addition, Ford's government has cut $16 million from an provincial office dedicated to preventing occupational injuries, illness and deaths in Ontario -- a move observers say will lead to more accidents.
Finally, the government is planning to cut about half a million to Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program. Pressprogress reports ODSP financial assistance to those with disabilities would be cut by $222 million and Ontario Works would by cut by $296.3 million.
Your union is encouraging you to raise awareness and stand up against these attacks on the most vulnerable members in our communities.
Show your support for injured workers on June 1, by raising awareness on social media or by attending a Queen's Park rally from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.