2023 Pacific Winter School – Week 3

Pacific Region Winter School 2023 Week 3

Labour education builds solidarity and knowledge. It teaches the skills unions need to represent their members and defend their rights using proven methods that allow adults of all backgrounds to learn. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the CLC Winter School 2023 is here to help your union succeed.

The CLC Pacific Region Winter School is the largest labour school in Canada and we take pride in offering the very best in labour education.

Brochure

Date
Sunday, January 29, 2023 to Friday, February 3, 2023

Location
Harrison Hot Springs, 100 Esplanade Ave., B.C. V0M 1K0

Fees

Single Accommodation: $1,495.00

Shared Accommodation: $1,245.00

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

Bus Schedule CONFIRMED

Frank Wall Scholarship

Community Savings Credit Union Scholarship

Child Care:
Free child care is provided at Winter School for eligible delegates with children aged 12 and under. An eligible delegate is a single parent, a parent not accompanied by a spouse/companion, or where both parents are delegates. While the CLC will pay the actual child care costs at the school, students will be responsible for any additional hotel charges for their child. Delegates having additional child care costs as a result of leaving their children at home should apply for reimbursement from their own union.

Delegates requiring child care must pre-register and indicate child care on their registration form. The deadline for child care registrations is December 1, 2022. Requests received after this deadline will only be accommodated if there is room in the child care program. Cancellations are required and must be received 14 days in advance of your attendance at Winter School. Failure to cancel booked child care space(s) will result in a “no show fee” of $150.00.

*Child care arrangements may not be able to accommodate special needs, but please contact the Pacific Region office for more information.

Please be aware that should unforeseen circumstances arise due to staffing issues, there is the possibility that child care coverage may be cancelled without advance notice. Participants wishing to utilize the child care program should keep alternate arrangements in mind, just in case.

COVID Policies & Requirements:
We will be following all provincial health requirements at the 2023 Winter School. As provincial requirements do change on short notice, we encourage all affiliates to remain up-to-date. We will provide updates on our website regarding any changes to health requirements for the school. All participants should be prepared to comply in the event a mask and/or vaccine mandate is reintroduced in B.C. If changes to the COVID requirements make a participant unable to attend, the standard cancellation policy will apply. At this time, we are strongly encouraging all participants to be fully vaccinated, to help protect themselves and others.

Courses

Federal Labour Law

This course presents an overview of federal labour legislation 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; strikes, lockouts, and picketing; the duty of fair representation; management and union rights; and grievance arbitration law. Students will learn to do legal research using basic text books, annotated statutes, and online research tools. Theory will be put into practice. Using case studies, students will learn how to prepare for a grievance hearing or labour management meeting. Students who...
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Facing Management Effectively

This course will look at economic, political, social forces at play between union and management. It will examine the roles and rights of each group and the different types of union/management relationships and styles. We will look at the power, bias, and privilege dynamics between union and management and how we can communicate effectively. We will focus on problem solving – understanding issues, developing strategies, finding and presenting facts and argument, finding areas of agreement, building solutions, implementing and maintaining solutions. Participants can expect lots of participation, interaction, and role-plays along with practical skills and tools for communication, analysis, strategy...
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ILWU Leadership

The five-day ILWU Leadership course is part of a long-term education strategy to identify and educate leaders in our Union. The course will cover some of the basics which include: ILWU history and structure of our union, public speaking, building blocks of a meeting, arbitration, ethics and strategies for building worker power from within our Union. Prerequisite: Applicants must be a member or casual of ILWU.
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Labour Arbitration Level 1

This course is designed to introduce participants to the practical skills required to prepare and present a case at an arbitration hearing. Special emphasis is placed on evidence, examination and cross-examination, the opening statement and final argument. You will also discuss current trends and cases dealing with the arbitration process. This course would be useful for grievance committee members or chairpersons, or union staff or officers who have not yet had extensive experience with the arbitration process.
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Labour Arbitration Level 2

As a follow-up course to Labour Arbitration Level 1, this course has an emphasis on necessary verbal and procedural skills. It deals primarily with the conduct of the hearing for example, with the rules of evidence, examination-in-chief, and cross-examination. Prerequisite: Labour Arbitration Level 1 or arbitration experience.
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Mental Health First Aid

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.
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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.
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Arbitration: To Go or Not to Go

Participants will learn the law with respect to duty of fair representation obligations, as well as the standard arbitral legal tests in relation to discipline, contract interpretation, and evidence. There will also be a legal research component, which will focus on locating the law and conducting efficient legal research. Participants will present an overview of a grievance with recommendations on whether to proceed to arbitration. Taught by both counsel and arbitrators, this course will provide the legal knowledge required for unions to determine what the critical issues are in individual grievances and to make informed decisions regarding the progress of...
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