Injured workers across the province are suffering while being ignored by the organization meant to protect and support them.
This was the message shared between roughly 25 people gathered during a rally marking the 29th Injured Workers’ Day at the London Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) offices on Fullarton Street on Friday (June 1).
Wendy Knelsen, the organizer of the London rally and a facilitator for the London and District Injured Workers Group LDIWG, said similar events were taking place throughout Southern Ontario during the day.
One of the targets of the rally is the board’s president and chief executive officer, David Marshall.
Knelsen said while the board is cutting benefits for or denying claims from injured workers, Marshall is enjoying huge bonuses such as a yearly 20-per-cent performance incentive to make the board more efficient.
The LDIWG was joined at the rally by the London and District and St. Thomas and District labour councils, Occupy London and the Institute for Injured Workers Group.