Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

December 06, 2006 16:40 ET

Every Worker Should Be Covered by Workers' Compensation

OFL Queen's Park News Conference, Media Studio, Thursday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m.

Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - "Why isn't every worker in the province covered by workers' compensation," Ontario Federation of Labour president Wayne Samuelson is asking. "How can we have a fair system of coverage for injured workers when not everyone is included?"

As a part of the OFL's ongoing campaign to protect the rights of workers injured on the job the Federation has been calling for fairness, protective legislation and inclusiveness in the workers' compensation system.

Speaking at the news conference:

Andrea Horwath, NDP, MPP, Hamilton East
Maryam Nazemi, Injured Worker - not covered by workers' compensation
Wayne Samuelson, President, Ontario Federation of Labour

Following the news conference there will be a rally at 400 University Avenue, Ministry of Labour, Toronto.

cope343 /For further information: Dana Boettger
OFL Communications Director
416.443.7665
www.ofl.ca/ IN: HEALTH, LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Wayne Samuelson, OFL President
    Primary Phone: 416-441-2731
    Secondary Phone: 416-571-7408
    Toll-Free: 800-668-9138