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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Research on Consequences of Work Injury

Ontario has a long history of injured worker activism.

In recent years, injured workers and their representatives have become more involved in research about the situation of injured workers. A number of researchers and community partners support the struggles of injured workers and are interested in their experiences.

A new federal research grant will help injured workers, their representatives and interested researchers better understand the consequences of work injury and how legislation, policies, programs and practices can best support injured workers.

This research initiative dates back to December 2003, when the Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation brought together individuals interested in the experiences of injured workers to discuss research opportunities. The group decided to apply for funding through a research program called the Community-University Research Alliance (CURA).

The group developed a proposal and applied for the five-year research funding offered by CURA. After a two-stage review process the group received news in March 2006 that it was one of 12 proposals chosen for funding.

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