2021 CLC Pacific Region Virtual Winter School – Week 3

2021 CLC Pacific Region
Virtual Winter School
Week 3

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Monday, January 25, 2020 to Thursday, January 28, 2020

Virtually, through Zoom.

Registration for the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Virtual Winter School is now open and will remain open until January 1st, 2021.

The cost per course will be $250.

To change or cancel a registration after it has been submitted, you must contact the Pacific Regional Office at pacific@clcctc.ca

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 CLC Pacific Region Virtual Winter School!

Courses offered in Week 3:

Health & Safety Level 1
This introductory Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) course will introduce new committee members and worker representatives to the basic principles of workplace health and safety. This also serves as a great ‘Back to Basics’ course for those OH&S committee members who desire refresher training. In this course, participants will learn the responsibilities and duties of the Joint OH&S Committee, OH&S legislation (provincial and federal), workers’ OH&S rights and the procedure for refusing unsafe work, how to conduct effective incident investigations and safety inspections, identify and assess OH&S problems in the workplace, and ways of finding solutions.

Provincial Labour Law
This course presents an overview of provincial labour legislation and its impact on the strategies and actions of unions. Among topics to be explored are: certification and dispute settlement procedures; unfair labour practices; the duty to bargain in good faith; strikes, lockouts, and picketing; the duty of fair representation; management and union rights; and grievance arbitration law.

Students who take this course will attain a good understanding of the basic principles underlying Canadian labour law and the specifics of labour legislation in B.C.

Workers’ Compensation Level 1
This course provides a review of the Workers Compensation Act, how the Board functions, procedures for filing claims, WCB policies for adjudicating claims, and the appeals process. This is a basic course and will interest those union members just starting to handle WCB claims and appeals. This class will observe a hearing presentation to a panel of the Review Division.

Workers’ Compensation Level 2
This course is for union members wanting to improve their WCB advocacy skills. Participants will assist an injured worker in a mock appeal where their injury has been denied by the WCB. The class will review how to seek a doctor’s opinion in support of the injured worker, how to question the worker at an appeal hearing, and how to present argument regarding occupational injury and disability. Participants are encouraged to discuss the specific types of work-related injuries and benefits that their members are having denied or not dealt with properly, and emphasis will be placed on how to apply one’s advocacy skills to those types of cases. At the end of the week, the class will participate in a mock hearing of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.


Week 3 Registration