Clinic to be held
Due to the high rates of cancer and disease as demonstrated to the union by
worker concerns, evidence from workers on disease among workers, the fact that
Sault Ste. Marie has four times the provincial cancer rate (according to the
Algoma Health Unit) and Algoma Steel Inc.
(ASI) accounts for
approximately three per cent of the provincial occupational disease fatalities
(as calculated from WSIB statistics). Between the years of 2001 and 2007, 40 of
the occupational disease claims recognized by WSIB have resulted in fatalities.
We announce today an effort to co-ordinate and support those workers
who have contracted a disease that may be related to working at ASI and
United Steelworkers Local 2251 is offering a free and
confidential Occupational Disease Intake Clinic. Current and former ASI
employees, retirees, family members and widows/widowers are urged to
This clinic will survey more than 8 000 retirees and
surviving family members, plus more than 3 000 active employees.
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meetings to be held at:
USW Local 2251 Hall
68 Dennis Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
On April 10th, 2008
9:30 am, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
These meetings are for all
current and former ASI employees, retirees, family members and widows/widowers
to explain the reason and process for the Occupational Disease Intake Clinic to
be held May 7th & 8th, 2008.