My opinion of the WCB and the Annual meeting does not ever improve.
The new WCB CEO Trevor Alexander leads the way. I did not see any personal contact or mingling with stakeholders. It was on the podium and after his speech out the door. Financial deficits they blamed on the economy rather than any faults at the WCB.
The format of the meeting was very dictatorial, lots of propaganda for WCB. It was one sided.
Stakeholders had no opportunity for feedback for the public record. The reason stakeholders were there (the few of us that attended is that WCB is mandated to advertise and invite the Public. The room was filled with probably 98% staff. WCB group think tank is willing to see the Board sink rather than key stakeholders input who may have solutions. I was surprised Board members are not even aware there are representatives outside the Fairness office that are available. No sooner did I approach a couple Board members when I was approached by a staff member of WCB management level to ensure Board Members do not have conversation with the Public or a worker advocate that may have something other than the Board propaganda that they are exposed to.
There were no MLA's or any media.
I am not impressed at all with the WCB at the best of times, my challenges only increase with inexperienced staff, the changes that have not improved Customer Service.
The Board needs help but with the miss guided statistics the hidden difficulties will remain.