Events

June 18, 2019

VDLC Regular Meeting - June 18

June 20, 2019

Hotel Workers' Rally June 20

Thanks to hotel workers, the hotel industry is making record profits year after year. Our work allows Rosewood Hotel Georgia to earn its rating as Canada’s #1 hotel. We provide 5-star service; our jobs should be 5-star too!We are the backbone of Vancouver’s tourism industry, but hotels like Rosewood Hotel Georgia treat us like we’re second class. It’s time to...

June 22, 2019 • Burnaby, BC, Canada

Secrets of a Successful Organizer

https://labornotes.org/vancouversecrets Training Flyer

June 23, 2019

Housing Emergency

Housing Emergency Poster/Flyer

July 16, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Regular Meeting - July 16

September 2, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Labour Day at Jack Poole Plaza

Join us in celebrating Labour Day at Jack Poole Plaza! This FREE event will be fun for the whole family, featuring a kid's play zone, live entertainment, games, food, and more.  The event begins at 12:00pm and ends at 5:00pm. Rally from 12:30pm-1:00pm. 

October 23—25, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Unions & the Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Process

To register:  http://www.vdlc.ca/2019_vdlc_education_program  This course will examine the history and nature of Aboriginal land claims, the inter-generational impact of the residential school system, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and an overview of current     Aboriginal issues.  The relevance of these issues to the labour movement will be examined and groups will    brainstorm ways in which tools such as collective...

October 28, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Promotions Oct 28

To register - http://www.vdlc.ca/2019_vdlc_education_program Every collective agreement has language to guide workplace promotions.  However, promotional language can fall into a number of categories: relative ability clauses, sufficient ability clauses, and hybrid clauses.  Each category places different emphasis on merit and seniority.  In addition, the words used in the collective agreement to  describe merit, such as “ability”, have received considerable attention from...

November 16, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Charter Rights in the Workplace - Nov 16

In recent years, the Supreme Court of Canada, and some lower courts, have confirmed important rights for Canadian unions and their members.  Significantly, these include Freedom of Expression (picketing, leafletting, protest, privacy rights) and Freedom of Association (the right to organize, bargain, and strike).  Decisions regarding Bill 29 in the health care sector, the Harper government back-to-work order against postal...

November 18, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - BC Labour Code - Nov 18

To register:  http://www.vdlc.ca/2019_vdlc_education_program This course is designed for union staff reps, officers, and senior stewards who need to understand the BC Labour Code and its application.  It will provide an overview of important sections of the code and the regulations, interpretations, and rulings that you need to know to be strategic and effective. Instructor Jonathan Hanvelt, Banister & Co and Jennifer...