Please join McIntyre Powder Project Founder Janice Martell at Injured Workers Day - June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Schedule of events is below. Janice will be speaking at the Rally, following the march from Queen's Park to the Ministry of Labour Head Office. Janice will also be one of the panelists at the 2 p.m. event at OCAD auditorium.
Injured Workers’ Day 2017 Schedule of Events
· May 31st, Dinner at 7pm, Vigil at 8pm
Overnight Vigil at Queen’s Park
Cultural showcase to celebrate the resilience of injured workers, featuring music, poetry, storytelling, and satire. Led by the Women of Inspiration Injured Worker Group.
· June 1st 11:30am, Queen’s Park
WORKERS’ COMP IS A RIGHT! INJURED WORKERS’ DAY RALLY & MARCH
Despite the epidemic of precarious, unsafe, and toxic work, the WSIB is more concerned with its own bottom line than with protecting the well-being of injured workers. We need to come together and demand our right to compensation. Join us on the streets!
· June 1st, 2:00pm, OCAD Auditorium (100 McCaul St., room 190)
Fighting Back Against Unsafe and Toxic Work
A panel discussion featuring workers who are organizing in different sectors but on similar issues. We aim to open a conversation on how we can connect our organizing efforts and bring together a powerful, worker-led front for safe work and full compensation. Featured speakers include:
o Janice Martell – Founder of the McIntyre Powder Project
o Sue James – Retired worker from the Peterborough GE factory
o Heather Neiser – Healthcare worker and anti-workplace violence activist with OCHU
o Len Elliott – OPSEU executive member and Health & Safety advocate
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