WSIB column doesn’t tell full story

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gordon Wilson, Past President, Ontario Federation of Labour responds to Odoardo Di Santo’s, worker’s compensation under attack,opinion piece posted on June 28th.

“Odoardo Di Santo is right on but his comments are not the whole story.”

“Currently there are over 8,000 workers within Ontario who have claims that have been denied, many without a hearing at the WSIB of their initial claim, and are awaiting for their appeals to be heard in response to the board’s denials. The Appeals Tribunal is now processing approximately 80 to 100 worker appeals per week. Do the math. Many of these workers will expire before their appeals are heard. Shameful. But providing benefits for injured workers and their families is only half the story.”

Click HERE for the full response.