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Nov
22
Course: Current Issues in Benefit Law
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Hosted by the Vancouver and District Labour Council. Health benefits are a critical component of compensation. This couse will examine a selection of issues and current trends in benefits that may impact and inform bargaining and collective agreement interpretation. Among the topics this course will explore will be the trend toward sector-specific consolidation of benefit plans, the role of unions in governance, conversions to ELHTs, newest cases in discrimination law, impact of medical marijuana, and the latest developments in OPEBs. Click here to learn more.

Date:
Friday, November 22, 2019
Time:
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Maritime Labour Centre, 111 Victoria Drive
Nov
22
National Housing Day
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In marking National Housing Day this November 22, we pause to reflect on the challenges too many Canadians face in finding a safe and affordable place to call home. Today in our country, 3.3 million of us cannot access the housing we need at a cost we can afford. Click here to find out more.

Date:
Friday, November 22, 2019
Time:
All Day
Location:
Canada
Nov
25
Course: WCB – Introduction
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Hosted by the Vancouver and District Labour Council. This course provides a basic overview of the Workers’ Compensation system as it applies to workers who are injured or develop an occupational disease on the job. The course will look at the law and policy, how decisions are made by the WCB, and how the appeal system works for those who have to argue an appeal. It will look at the practical realities faced by injured workers trying to navigate the minefield of workers’ compensation and its appellate systems. For more information, click here.

Date:
Monday, November 25, 2019
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Maritime Labour Centre, 111 Victoria Drive
Nov
25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
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Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it. Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo. Click here to find out more.

Date:
Monday, November 25, 2019
Time:
All Day
Location:
World
Nov
26
Course: WCB – Advanced
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Hosted by the Vancouver and District Labour Council. This course will build on the information and skills of experienced WCB reps and/or those who have taken the Introductory WCB course. The course will focus on effective advocacy skills at the WCB and its appeal bodies. Effective advocacy includes identifying likely issues for particular cases of injury or occupational disease, knowing the Board’s case, and obtaining new evidence, especially medical evidence. Click here for more information.

Date:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Maritime Labour Centre, 111 Victoria Drive