Convention: 2017

WHEREAS occupational exposure to carcinogens in the workplace can occur for 30 to 40 years, and

WHEREAS many retired workers are dying from such exposures, and the causes of these deaths are not being investigated as to the relationship between the cancer and the workplace, and

WHEREAS investigation into the cause of these deaths may prevent present-day exposure to carcinogens, and

WHEREAS the retired worker and his/her Spouse are not being fully compensated,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation call upon the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Health, if deaths are determined to be due to carcinogens in the workplace, to ensure that those deaths are recorded and investigated; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that legislation be put in place to banish all materials or sources of carcinogen exposure from the workplace.


Submitted by TORONTO AREA RETIRED WORKERS COUNCIL