Nov. 24: Union Report Says WSIB Rewards Unsafe Companies

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According to a report by the Ontario Federation of Labour, the WSIB is rebating millions of dollars each year to companies that have been found guilty of fatal safety offences. Between 2011 and 2013, 135 employers that were convicted of OHS violations were granted rebates on their premiums by the WSIB. Almost 58% received nearly $15 million in rebates in the same year they had committed their offences. The WSIB disputes the accuracy of the report’s claims.