Celebrate the Collective Strength of Injured Workers! Compensation Is a Right!
June 1, 2021 is the 38th Ontario Injured Workers’ Day. The day celebrates the collective strength of injured workers to fight for their rights, raises their current concerns and demands action from government to address them.
Again this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, injured workers will not gather at Queen’s Park and in other locations across Ontario. Instead, the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups is calling on everyone to join them June 1 for an online rally featuring stories, speeches, and messages of hope and struggle.
Urgent need for a rail safety regime that serves the employees and public | Editorial of Workers’ Forum
Workers’ Forum expresses its deepest condolences to the families, loved ones and co-workers of conductor Dylan Paradis, engineer Andrew Dockrell and trainee Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer, Canadian Pacific Railway crew members killed on February 4, in a train derailment near the Alberta-British Columbia border. The train plunged nearly 60 metres from a bridge into the Kicking Horse River. Continue reading →
July 6, 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, one of the worst train disasters in Canadian history. On the evening of March 5, the Mégantic community participated in a silent march that ended at the cemetery where many of the victims of the tragedy are buried. Continue reading →
Yesterday I read a really interesting and inspiring article in the Ontario Political Forum on the theme of standing up for injured workers in Northern Ontario. Four days of action, centring around the fourth annual Justice Bike Ride, a quite wonderful initiative. Continue reading →
Mourn for the Dead! Fight for the Living! Stop the Killing!
Workers’ memorials across the country. Left to right: Pictou, Nova Scotia monument to those killed in Westray mine disaster; Sudbury Miners Memorial; Edmonton Day of Mourning workers’ memorial; BC forestry workers’ memorial park. Below: memorial in Kanesatake to the workers who died in the 1907 collapse of the Quebec Bridge.