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, and more.  The event begins at 12:00pm and ends at 5:00pm. Rally from 12:30pm-1:00pm. Speakers will include Rebecca Duncan, VDLC President Stephen von Sychowski, Mayor of City of Vancouver Kennedy Stewart, Canadian...

September 17, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC September 17 Regular Meeting

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September 30, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Bullying & Harassment - Sept 30

Confused about where the line between harassment and management rights is? about the obligations of the   employer and union under human rights harassment, personal harassment, and harassment and bullying in the workers compensation context?, or how to prevent harassment in the first place? This course will help in identifying what workplace harassment is, understand the general principles applicable to it...

October 15, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC October 15 Regular Meeting

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

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

To register:  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 - 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: 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...

November 19, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC Labour Education - Canada Labour Code Pt. 2 - Nov 19

To register: BC based workers and their unions in federally regulated industries and workplaces are covered by the Canadian Labour Code. This new course is designed to provide an understanding of key aspects of the code and its application to the unions and employers covered by federal labour law. The most important sections will be reviewed, along with interpretations and...

November 19, 2019 • Vancouver, BC, Canada

VDLC November 19 Regular Meeting

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