CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

No WSIA Coverage for Workers Over 65!

(TORONTO) - "The McGuinty government's attempt to end age discrimination in the workforce by eliminating mandatory retirement at aged 65 has totally backfired on older injured workers," said OFL president Wayne Samuelson.

"The legislation to end mandatory retirement that allows workers to continue after age 65 also denies older workers the benefits and protections of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act," Samuelson said. "Employers can hire and injure older workers without having to provide them with the necessary compensation or the requirement to assist in their rehabilitation and reinstatement."

Laurie Hardwick
OFL Director of Organization Services

This has the effect that they are not eligible for WSIB payments for injury, health care services, nor to return to the workplace.

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