2021 CLC Pacific Region Virtual Winter School – Week 1

2021 CLC Pacific Region
Virtual Winter School
Week 1

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Monday, January 11, 2020 to Thursday, January 14, 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 Parliamentary Procedure & Public Speaking:

  • Information for the Frank Wall Scholarship may be found here.

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

Courses offered in Week 1:

Benefits Bargaining
This course will help you understand how health and welfare benefits are structured and how to prepare for benefits bargaining. The course will include information on new and renewed benefit plans and how to handle a change in benefits carriers. Topics for discussion will include: costing of benefits, employers’ response to increasing costs and changes in coverages, funding methods including trusts, laws pertaining to benefits coverage, privacy issues, collective agreement language ideas, types of benefit plans to avoid and why.

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.

Parliamentary Procedure and Public Speaking
This is a two-part course. Parliamentary Procedure covers how to run a meeting effectively, the duties of a chairperson and secretary, and how the rules of order can provide a democratic and fair process to get the business of the union accomplished. Public Speaking covers how to speak persuasively to various groups and how different formats are used to speak at convention, debates, and impromptu gatherings.
There is a scholarship available for this course through the CLC Pacific Region office. Please see the Frank Wall Leadership Development Scholarship information on page 9 of the Winter School brochure for details.

Steward Training Level 1
The steward is often the main point of contact between the union, its members, management, and the larger labour movement. This course builds the skills, confidence, and knowledge a steward needs to represent their members. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of their position as stewards, the handling of grievances and complaints, problem solving skills, protecting contractual provisions in the collective agreement and current issues for stewards.


Week 1 Registration