“We have a proven track record, and the fact that frontline workers are flocking to OPSEU/NUPGE in droves speaks volumes.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"We welcome awareness campaigns and research but the WSIB needs to presume that PTSD is a workplace-acquired illness for first responders. That means putting presumption right into the legislation. It’s the only way a PTSD strategy will be truly effective." — Jamie Ramage, OPSEU Ambulance Division Chair
First responders will no longer be required to prove that their job caused the trauma to claim benefits.