Injured Workers Day Rally in St. Catharines

On Monday, May 31, 2010 twenty seven people attended a spirited and militant Injured Workers Day rally outside the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) offices in downtown St. Catharines. The event was sponsored by the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG). The WSIB's phoney unfunded liability created by steep decreases in the WSIB premiums paid by employers over the past 20 years was a principal focal point of the speeches to the rally. Representatives of the CAW, CUPE, CUPW, OPSEU and the Niagara Area Labour Council spoke to the event. Greetings were conveyed to the participants from Peter Kormos MPP and Malcolm Allen MP. The rally concluded with a short testament by former ONIWG Provincial Executive member Don Comi.