ODSP ‘Day Of Action’

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OPSEU conducted a province-wide protest yesterday “to raise awareness of the stress faced by front line workers who handle more than 500 [ODSP] cases at a time.” 01

“The call for a Day of Action [resulted from] … severe understaffing and under funding that has caused a crisis in a provincial program that administers and distributes more than $2.6 billion in income support payments to disabled Ontarians living in poverty. Clients often go months before receiving benefit payments and service because of backlogs.” 02

Sources:
01. 2008/03/05 – The Spec: Disability workers exhausted
02. 2008/02/27 – Marketwire: OPSEU to Stage ODSP Information Pickets…

Other Links:
2007/07/14 – ODSP Google Group: Problems faced by employees …

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