SEIU will pay for all associated costs to attend the convention, such as accommodation, meals, educational materials and travel, however there is a $50 nominal registration fee if you are accepted as an applicant and wish to attend as a delegate. This registration fee will be refunded following Convention, for those delegates who attended the complete program.
Transportation - Transportation to and from the convention venue will be provided for all convention participants. Convention participants are responsible for making their own way, at their own expense, to a designated regional pick-up/drop-off location. (Flights will be provided to convention participants requiring air transportation to Toronto’s Pearson Airport pick-up location.) Any convention participants who choose to make their own travel arrangements to and from the convention venue must do so at their own expense.
Accommodations - All convention participants will share a double room with an assigned roommate. Any convention participants with special requirements (medical conditions, smoking, etc.) must inform SEIU Healthcare immediately after accepting our offer to become a delegate.
Meals - All meals will be provided for the duration of the convention. Any convention participants with special requirements (due to food allergies, religious observances, etc.) must inform SEIU Healthcare immediately after accepting our offer to become a delegate.
The union will not be covering any lost wages; however unpaid LOA may be submitted on the members request to ensure personal time away from work. Members must indicate this on the delegate survey or with the events team once contacted.
If Members do not need the Union to submit an Unpaid LOA to secure personal time off then members should book time off time to attend from Oct 24-26, 2016.