Local 1006A continues make a difference in the lives of injured workers.
Our WSIB department fought for more than 15 years to ensure that a former food processing worker got the compensation she deserved. While working, she suffered two permanent injuries, including an arm and shoulder injury in 2004, followed by a lower back injury in 2007.
At the time of her injury, she was working on the production assembly line.
“Injured workers should know they are not alone,” said President Wayne Hanley. “1006A has a proud record of advocating for the rights of injured workers, and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve. We are proud of our work to be a strong voice for workers, particularly during tough times.”
Martha Villeda, Senior WSIB Advocate for 1006A, encouraged members to contact the union early on if they have concerns about health and safety at their workplace, or immediately when they are injured.
“It is vital to contact the union right away so we can ensure your rights are protected,” said Villeda. “Ensure you document everything, particularly all communication with medical professionals and management.”
Click here to find out what you need to do if you get injured at work.