CAW Commends Inclusion of Labour on WSIB Funding Review Panel

October 4, 2010, 8:50 AM EST

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Labour's participation in the newly formed WSIB funding review panel is a strong step forward for injured workers, says the CAW. The panel was announced late last week.

The panel will be headed up by Professor Harry Arthurs, former Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School and President Emeritus of York University and will include former CAW National President Buzz Hargrove, Maureen Farrow, John O'Grady and John Tory.  The panel, according to the WSIB, will act as a third party making recommendations for dealing with the $12 billion unfunded liability.

"This is an important step in strengthening WSIB funding so we will never be in the situation where injured workers will see their benefits reduced," said CAW National President Ken Lewenza. "Injured workers should never have to worry about having their benefits cut because of an unfunded liability."

"It's significant that labour has been included in this important panel, so that we can collectively move forward and find solutions. I can think of no better representative than Buzz Hargrove."

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