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  • Supporting Research to Enhance Care for Psychiatric Workers with PTSD

    Ontario is helping Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care carry out research into preventing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mental health care providers, and ensuring those with PTSD receive timely support to return to work. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Creating Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs

    Ontario is creating more opportunity and security for workers through its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker, enabling at least three weeks' vacation after five years with the same employer and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.

    News Release | Labour

  • Supporting Probation and Parole Officers and Bailiffs with PTSD

    Ontario is proposing to increase support for probation officers, probation and parole officers, and bailiffs with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by putting in place a presumption that the PTSD is work-related. This would expedite access to benefits, resources and timely treatment.  

    Bulletin | Labour

  • Providing More Support for Nurses with PTSD

    Ontario is proposing to increase first responder support to include all front-line nurses who provide direct patient care and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by expediting their access to benefits, resources and timely treatment through the implementation of a presumption that PTSD is work-related. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario's Legislation to Create Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Receives Royal Assent

    Ontario's landmark Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent today. The broad ranging Act raises the minimum wage, ensures more fairness for part-time and contract workers, and expands personal emergency leave. The minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour on January 1, 2018, and to $15 an hour on January 1, 2019. 

    News Release | Labour

  • Ontario Taking Action to Get College Students Back to Class

    The Ontario government will be introducing legislation that would end the college labour dispute and return Ontario college students to the classroom. The legislation would require Ontario's 24 colleges to resume operations, ensuring students are able to complete their academic studies.

    News Release | Labour

  • Three Companies Fined Total of $460,000 After Worker Injured During Windsor Detention Facility Construction

    Convicted: Three defendants:

    • Bondfield Construction Company Limited, 407 Basaltic Road, Concord, Ontario, and the contractor in charge of the project.
    • J.M.R. Electric Ltd., 137 Thames Road East, Exeter, Ontario, contracted by Bondfield to perform electrical installations at the project.
    • Toromont Industries Ltd., 3131 Highway 7 West, Concord, Ontario, contracted with J.M.R. Electric for a portion of the electrical work and the employer of the injured worker.

    Court Bulletin | Labour

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