Hazardous exposure sessions for former GE workers

PETERBOROUGH, ON, March 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor invites former General Electric-Canada Peterborough workers, their families, and the community to attend information sessions on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims related to hazardous material exposure at the plant.

Unifor will be in attendance to aid current and former members who have or are considering an occupational disease claim. Information will be provided on the claims system, the status of cases, and the next steps in the process. Representatives from the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), the Ontario Ministry of Labour and Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) will also be available at the drop-in sessions.  

Scheduled appointment times can be booked in advance.


Drop-in information sessions for former General Electric-Canada employees, their families, and the community.


Peterborough Naval Association, Admiralty Hall

 24 Whitlaw St., Peterborough, ON K9J 1K9


Tuesday, March 28 & Wednesday, March 29 from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA)

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW)


To book an appointment time call: 416-344-4440 or 1-800-387-0750 press 1 and dial 416-344-4440.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers in every sector of the economy.  It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.


For further information: For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org or 416-896-3303 (cell).

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