“The president of the Manitoulin-North Shore Injured Workers Coalition (MNSIWG) said he is shocked at the Ford government’s announcement last week that they are slashing the amount businesses will pay to support the insurance system that protects injured workers instead of making investments to ensure the program adequately provides injured workers with the support they need. The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) is calling on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the provincial government to reverse the $1.45 billion gift to Ontario employers and instead to put that money towards restitution for injured workers who have been unjustly denied or cut off benefits.
The 30 percent reduction to employers’ premiums announced last week means less revenue coming into the system and the ONIWG says this will inevitably lead to a further reduction in compensation provided to workers who have been injured or fell ill on the job.”
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