Hamilton, ON ● Sheraton Hotel

To All Local Union Executives and WSIB Activists 

You are invited to attend the upcoming USW District 6 WSIB Symposium in Hamilton, ON from May 29-31, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel.  

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together USW WSIB activists to discuss current issues affecting our workplaces. Injured workers are facing significant cuts and denials to their benefits, struggling to navigate through this complicated and unjust system. Our goal is to build our union’s network and share knowledge and resources.

This event is open to all local union WSIB activists, and anyone interested in learning more about the complex WSIB system. It is an important opportunity to share and learn more about current issues and challenges, including how to navigate the complex appeals process. 

Participants will hear from dynamic and engaging experts in the WSIB field. There will be tools and resources for you to take away and time for questions & answers. 

In addition to learning the latest in WSIB policies, the appeals process and problematic sections of legislation and policy, the symposium is also a chance to come together and network with other District 6 activists.

Looking forward to your participation!

Marty Warren
USW District 6 Director



Download the callout and registration document (PDF)

Agenda: Will be provided upon registration

Registration: Sunday, May 29, from 4 pm – 6:00 pm (Kings Court Foyer)
Monday, May 30, from 7:30 am – 9:00 am (Kings Court Foyer)

Opening: Sunday, May 29, from 7 pm – 8:00 pm (Heritage Room)
Monday, May 30, from 9 am – 5:00pm (Heritage Room)

Breaks and Lunch provided

Hospitality: Sunday, May 29, from 8 pm – 11:00 pm
Beckett Room

Adjournment: Tuesday, May 31 at 12:00 pm (Heritage Room -am break provided)

Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel – Heritage Room
116 King St. W., Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3
Tel.: (905) 529-5515 ▪ Toll free: 1 888-963-2975

Hotel: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

Room rate: $119 single/double occupancy with a Queen or King bed, plus applicable taxes. Rate includes basic Wi-Fi internet for all guests in their room.

When making your reservations, please indicate that you are attending the USW WSIB Symposium to receive the above rate.

Parking: daytime rate of $10 daily, $3 after 6:00 pm and $2 per half hour anytime. Overnight parking is $10.99 + tax with in/out access. Please note there is a 6ft height clearance on our underground lot.

Delegates are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.

Deadline to book a room is May 2, after that, based on availability.

Registration fee: $100.00 per delegate

Registration deadline is April 15

Cheque payable to: “USW District 6”  – memo: WSIB Symposium