November 20—22, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Advocacy: How to Make your Case Effectively - Nov 20&21

To register: Many shop stewards become skilled advocates in winning the union’s case at arbitration and other third party hearings.  This course will assist you to better prepare and present cases by learning some basic legal protocols, techniques and procedures.  The curriculum covers pre-hearing matters, opening statements, direct and cross examination, making objections, and closing arguments. Instructor Leo McGrady Leo...

November 22, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Current Issues in Benefit Law - Nov 22

To Register:  Health benefits are a critical component of compensation. In this session we will examine a selection of issues and current trends in benefits that may impact and inform bargaining and collective agreement interpretation. Among the topics we will explore will be the trend toward sector-specific consolidation of benefit plans, the role of unions in governance, conversions to...

November 25, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - WCB Intro - Nov 25

To register: This course provides a basic overview of the Workers’ Compensation system as it applies to workers who are   injured or develop an occupational disease on the job.  The course will look at the law and policy, how decisions are made by the WCB, and how the appeal system works for those who have to argue an appeal. ...

November 26, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - WCB Advanced - Nov 26

To register: This course will build on the information and skills of experienced WCB reps and/or those who have taken the Introductory WCB course.  The course will focus on effective advocacy skills at the WCB and its appeal bodies.   Effective advocacy includes identifying likely issues for particular cases of injury or occupational disease, knowing the Board’s case, and obtaining new...

November 26, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

DocuAsia Pop-Up: Migrant Dreams

Note: This is not a VDLC-organized event, see below for additional information.    Migrant Dreams 90min | 2016 | CanadaDirector: Director Min Sook LeeRoom 7000, SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings)Accessible and gender-neutral washrooms available on the same floor. Elevators and to the 7th floor are accessible from the lobby area.Join us for this special DocuAsia Pop-Up screening and discussion...

November 27, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Accommodating Alcohol & Drug Addictions and Medical Marijuana at Work

To Register: This course will review how alcohol and drug addictions have been accommodated at work and the challenges that these accommodation pose for the employer, union, and worker. We will then examine  issues that have   arisen as a result of recent changes to the legal regime surrounding the  use of medical marijuana in the workplace. Instructor Conni Kilfoil Conni...

November 27, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

#RedforBCED at MLA David Eby's Office

VESTA and VSTA will be holding a #RedforBCED rally outside of MLA David Eby's office on Wednesday, November 27 at 4:00pm.  Wear red and show your support for BC education. 

November 28, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Privacy Rights - Nov 28

To register: This course uses case law reviews to examine the privacy rights of employees in the workplace, the limits on employer interference with those rights, and the possible remedies for impermissible interference with those rights.  Areas covered will include workplace surveillance, employer monitoring of computer use, internet and emails, permissible employee use of electronic communications and equipment at work,...

November 29, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Union Community Advocacy - Nov 29

To register: Description coming soon. Instructor Neal Adolph, United Way Labour Participation Department Coming soon  

December 10, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC December 10 Regular Meeting

NOTE we meet 1 week earlier than usual to accommodate the holiday season. Please join us for the last meeting of the year and enjoy some seasonal music from the students at Queen Alexandra Elementary School and a holiday social following the meeting. Everyone welcome!