NLEC asks Worker’s Compensation Statutory Review Committee to take our system out of last place

NLEC Executive Director, Richard Alexander presented to the Workers Compensation Statutory Review Committee yesterday at the Ramada Hotel, asking the committee to make recommendations that go far enough and succeed where other reviews have fallen short — in finally bringing our system out of last place.

The NLEC has been leading a strong lobby to reduce the cost of the Worker’s Compensation system in this province. This presentation marks a culmination of a multi-year campaign by the NLEC to draw attention to the impact excessive Worker’s Compensation premiums are having on the economy, jobs and communities in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Alexander outlined employer concerns with excessivelly high premiums and claim duration. He urged the committee to recommend meaningful legislative changes that finally eliminate the tarnish this system represents on our province’s reputation, to eliminate its negative impact on our economy and protect the long term best interest of the system. For more information, view Alexander’s speaking notes.

This presentation also garnered media attention. View some of the coverage:

NTV “Evening News”

View the NLEC’s Final Submission to the WHSCC Statutory Review “Who wants to finish last?”

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