Canadian Injured Workers Alliance

Canadian Injured Workers Alliance

June 01, 2011 07:30 ET

The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance, CIWA, is Calling for Increased Enforcement of Health and Safety Laws

To Stop More Than One Thousand Deaths and Over One Million Injuries Per Year in Canadian Workplaces

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 1, 2011) - Bill Chedore, National Coordinator for CIWA, stated today that employers are not being forced to clean up their act when it comes to workplace safety. "Far too many companies are being given a free pass," said Chedore.

"Provincial and federal inspection agencies are short staffed and unable to keep up, Governments have to get serious about protecting workers from injury and death. Workers should be able to go home after they are finished their daily jobs. They should not wind up in the hospital or worse, the morgue," Chedore stated.

"Compounding the problem for workers is that Workers Compensation Boards across Canada are making deals with employers to reduce their costs, at the expense of workers claims for compensation and benefits."

"Workers are not being protected and they are not being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve when they are hurt on the job."

"We will be working with injured workers and supportive allies in the communities in various provinces and territories to form local and provincial/territorial organizations where none currently exist," said Chedore. It is apparent that injured workers must band together if we are going to see any improvement. People who are victims of workplace injuries cannot not be forgotten and left behind."

Canadian Injured Workers Alliance is a non profit organization and a registered federal charity working to improve the lives of injured workers and their families.

Contact Information

  • The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance
    Bill Chedore
    National Coordinator