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2013-12-13 at 16:34

Protesters brave cold to support injured workers

By tbnewswatch.com
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Despite the frigid temperatures, a group of people gathered outside the OLG Casino to stand up for workers rights.

The protesters are calling for changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. 

The Casino was chosen as the picket location because the protestors claim that staff at the facility are prone to repetitive strain injuries. Protest organizer Steve Mantis says Ontario Lottery and Gaming has not taken steps to make that workplace safer.

Officials with OLG say they can't speak to any specific claims made by the group.  But they did say the Thunder Bay Casino takes the health and safety of its employees very seriously. 

And they point out the facility has eight different training programs in place for injury prevention by their staff, along with numerous awareness campaigns.

(Thunder Bay Television)

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jimmyboy says:
How do they come to the conclusion that the casino workers are prone to repetitive strain injuries.???
12/13/2013 5:41:53 PM
joey joe joe jr. shabadoo says:
It could be they just guess or they may even use a dart board to come to the conclusions...maybe?

Maybe they see what injuries are claimed most @ the casinos & use that for thier statistics...maybe?

Or maybe they ?????????????????????????????
12/14/2013 1:11:56 AM
Stephanie says:
Seriously? Picketing at the casino? How about go somewhere where safety is actually a concern. How embarassing. They have brought in ergonomists in at Thunder Bay Casino to show you how to do things properly without straining yourself and give a huge amount of breaks in highly repetitive jobs. Picketing before getting any facts just makes a joke of your cause.
12/16/2013 9:45:05 AM
glock9 says:
What are their fingers splitting from handing out too much money ?

Thats like going on comp for working in a heated building handing out cards to people, maybe cleaning the scum off the floor or shoveling the entrance... lmao
12/16/2013 4:38:28 PM
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