2021 CLC Pacific Region Virtual Winter School – Week 2

2021 CLC Pacific Region
Virtual Winter School
Week 2

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Monday, January 18, 2020 to Thursday, January 21, 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

There is a scholarship available for Young Workers in Action:

  • Information for the Community Savings Credit Union Scholarship can be found here

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

Courses offered in Week 2:

Federal Labour Law
This course presents an overview of federal labour legislation, particularly the Canada Labour Code, Part I, and its impact on the strategies and actions of unions. Among the topics to be explored are: certification and dispute settlement procedures; unfair labour practices; the duty to bargain in good faith; the duty of fair representation; and management and union rights. Theory will be put into practice. Using case studies, students will learn how to frame arguments for a grievance or labour board hearing or a labour management meeting.

Labour Community Advocate Level 1
The Labour Community Advocate (formerly Union Counselling) Program is a co-developed training program shared by the Canadian Labour Congress and United Way. This program helps unions develop an internal mechanism to care for their members beyond the scope of collective agreements by providing participants with information about how to access life-saving social service resources available in their community. Participants are trained in equity, communication skills, interviewing, and referral techniques so they can assist union members. Labour Community Advocates often become the first contact in the union for co-workers experiencing personal challenges and are a valuable resource within any union.

Member Engagement – Member Action
This course is designed for experienced shop stewards, local union leaders and union staff who want to transform how members engage with their union and how their union engages with members.

This course will train participants on the three-step approach to effective member engagement (Go, Listen, Build) and connect it to a three-step approach for building an active membership (one-on-one communication, taking action on worksite issues, and designing a strategy and plan to win).

This training is particularly helpful for unions with upcoming contract negotiations, a backlog of unresolved grievances, a particularly disengaged membership, or a diverse membership that is not reflected in local leadership.

Each participant will leave the training with a worksite specific plan for creating an engaged and active membership as well as a series of measurable goals to evaluate outcomes.

Young Workers in Action
This course is designed to give young union activists the skills they need to be effective in their workplace. The course will cover public speaking, how meetings are run, how to read your contract, grievance handling, and the basic collective bargaining process.

Participants are requested to bring a copy of their collective agreement.

There is a scholarship available from Community Savings Credit Union for this course. Interested applicants should contact Community Savings or download the scholarship information package and application form from our website: http://canadianlabour.wpengine.com/labour-education.


Week 2 Registration