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Please sign the petition to protect injured workers in Ontario

Date

2011-12-07

Authors

J4MW

Abstract

In 2010, the WSIB hired private consultants from KPMG to conduct an audit of its claims processes. Instead of staying within its proper scope and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Board’s work, KPMG told the WSIB to do a widespread review of its policies and legal framework in order to cut benefits to supposedly overcompensated workers. The WSIB has said it will accept KPMG’s recommendations.

Series title

Justice for Migrant Workers

Responsible institution

Justice for Migrant Workers

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Please sign the petition to protect injured workers in Ontario
http://www.change.org/petitions/wsib-reject-the-kpmg-report#via-email
In 2010, the WSIB hired private consultants from KPMG to conduct an audit of its claims processes. Instead of staying within its proper scope and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Board’s work, KPMG told the WSIB to do a widespread review of its policies and legal framework in order to cut benefits to supposedly overcompensated workers. The WSIB has said it will accept KPMG’s recommendations.
WSIB Management’s endorsement of KPMG’S recommendations shows an utter disregard for the foundational principles of the workers’ compensation system and undermines the rights and dignity of injured workers in this Province. If KPMG’s recommendations are accepted, many injured workers will suffer. Their benefits will be cut shortly after injury, and they will be refused help when they are laid off or their injuries worsen.
Join us in asking the WSIB to protect injured workers in Ontario.

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Content types

Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Right to change employer, Right to choose place of residence, Right to unionize, Labour standards, Health and safety at work, Newcomers integration programs, Health care & social services, Access to permanent status, Free employment services, Family reunification, Legal aid, Employment insurance, Social security, Remittances and co-development programs, Trips abroad and re-entries, Recrutement / placement agencies, Housing standards, Migration expenses reimbursement mechanisms, Impartial hearing before deportation, Status regularization procedures, Determination fair wages and labour shortage, (Im)migrant workers selection criteria, Right to equality (gender), Right to equality (national origin), Right to equality (social status), Right to liberty, Right to dignity, Right to privacy, and Right to proper information

Geographical focuses

Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, and Nova Scotia

Languages

English