What happens if I’m getting WSIB benefits and am ready to return to some type of work during a strike or lockout?

Answer

The employer will probably tell the WSIB that there is no appropriate placement for you due to the labour dispute. If this happens, inform the WSIB of your situation and your intention to continue following WSIB rules. You should continue to receive WSIB benefits as long as you co-operate with their requirements.

If WSIB discontinues your benefits, contact the OPSEU Pensions and Benefits Department and ask to speak to the WSIB benefits counsellor.