Solidarity Rally for Jimmy Velgakis Hunger Strike at WSIB Head Office in Toronto – Nov 26

22 Nov

Join The OFL Solidarity Rally with Jimmy Velgakis on Tuesday, November 26th at 12:30pm at #WSIB office, 200 Front Street, #Toronto

As most of you are already aware, since November 12th,Jimmy Velgakis has been on hunger strike outside the WSIB office at 200 FrontStreet. He’s taking a strong stand demanding justice not only for himself, but for all injured workers, and he’s gotten amazing support from the injured worker community and from his MPP Cheri DiNovo, who has also gone on hunger strike in solidarity with him.

And now in another huge display of solidarity, theOntario Federation of Labour will be holding a rally in solidarity with Jimmy on Tuesday, November 26th at 12:30pm! Trade union activists from all across Ontario will rally together to support Jimmy, and to send a message to the WSIB that no injured worker should ever be forced to resort to a hunger strike.

This is not what our compensation system is supposed to look like. We will continue to push for a just system that honours the original principles upon which it is founded, and that treats injured workers with dignity and respect.

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One Response to “Solidarity Rally for Jimmy Velgakis Hunger Strike at WSIB Head Office in Toronto – Nov 26”

  1. Get Smart December 4, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    Nov. 26, 2013: Important message to supporters of Jimmy Velgakis Both Jimmy and Cheri have taken a break in their hunger strike as a gesture of hope and goodwill in anticipation of a decision from the Appeals Tribunal to grant a hearing on the merits of Jimmy’s case.

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