Workers Compensation Conference
October 1, 2009, 10:49 AM EST
More than 90 delegates and presenters took part in the CAW Ontario Workers' Compensation Conference at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario.
Delegates heard presentations on the new policies and practices in the workers' compensation system and the appeals tribunal and from various unions and injured workers' organizations on the direction they are taking to deal with the problems with Ontario's WSIB.
One of the highlights of the September 25-27 conference was the Saturday evening voluntary session where delegates had a lengthy discussion about how to take on the fight to challenge the failures of the compensation system and defend union members who are being impoverished because of workplace injuries.
Scott McIlmoyle - new chair of the CAW Council Workers' Compensation Committee -will initiate an email list serve to: co-ordinate the fight back - including building for successful injured workers demonstrations across the province on June 1st next year; as a contact point for compensation reps with mentors who can assist newer reps regarding case strategies; and to share new developments in compensation law and experiences representing CAW members.