My employer says they pay for WCB so it needs to work for them.

A:

While employers do fund WCB they do this in exchange for workers giving up the right to hold their employer accountable for workplace injuries and diseases in courts. WCB needs to live up to its purpose of helping injured workers when they need help the most. WCB cannot put the bottom line of businesses over the health and rights of workers.

Also, WCB is funded by all employers but not all employers pay the same amount. In 2015 the average rate was just $0.97 for every $100 paid to a worker. This is the lowest rate in all of Canada.

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