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 This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Two Vacancies at the WSIB [Ontario]

The Government of Ontario seeks candidates to fill two Member vacancies on the Board of Directors of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Board Function:
The board is responsible for administering the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 as amended and its regulations. It raises funds from the province's employers in order to promote health and safety in workplaces, facilitate return to work and labour market re-entry and provide compensation to workers who are injured on the job or who become ill as a result of working conditions. Compensation includes the payment of health care expenses, payment for wages lost as a result of occupational injury or disease, a wide range of return to work, labour market re-entry and medical rehabilitation services, permanent disability pensions and death benefits to surviving dependents. The board also sponsors a variety of accident-prevention activities and funds fourteen delivery agencies.

The board meets at the call of the chair and in no case can more than two months elapse between meetings of the board of directors. The board currently meets every two months or more frequently if required. Meetings are generally held at the board's office. Preparation is required for meetings.

Part-Time Board Members receive a per diem of $275

We are seeking candidates who have the following qualifications:
- Prior board experience with large complex organizations
- A solid reputations for achieving results
- Demonstrated skills to build and manage productive relationships
- An understanding of the workplace safety and insurance system as well as public sector governance and accountability
- Effective communication skills

Interested candidates can apply by filling out the attached application form and sending it back to the Public Appointments Secretariat by May 19, 2006.

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