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Events related to Education

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Month:
Jan
14
Pacific Region Winter School
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The 2018 Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School will be held at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort starting January 14, 2018. Beyond core programs, the themes of this year’s courses also include professional development, occupational health and safety, women-specific classes and legal education. Click here for more information.

Date:
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Location:
Harrison Hot Springs Resort, BC
Jan
18
Labour Activism Panel Discussion
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Hosted by the Museum of Vancouver, come delve into discussion with guest panelists surrounding significant job action events across Vancouver’s labour history including: the 2001 Transit Strike, the 2004 HEU Strike, the 2007 Municipal Workers’ Strike (aka Sam’s Strike), and the 2014 BCTF Teacher’s Strike.

Panel discussion will be moderated by Irene Lanzinger, President of BC Federation of Labour, who will engage with panelists around stories, tactics, and historic narratives aimed at the negative framing of specific workers’ resistance movements in Vancouver. Panelists include: Donisa Bernardo (HEU), Glen Hansman (BCTF), Joe Elworthy (UNIFOR Local 2200), and Aliza Navarie (CUPE 391). To learn more about this event click here.

Date:
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time:
7pm-9pm
Location:
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC
Jan
23
English as an Additional Language Courses
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Hosted by the BC Federation Occupational Health & Safety Centre, the goal of this FREE program is to educate participants about workplace health and safety using an ESL curriculum model. Participants will have an opportunity to improve their language skills while learning about workers’ rights in health and safety topics such as workplace violence, preventing back injuries, workplace chemicals (WHMIS) and identification of hazards. For more information and start dates click here.

Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Location:
Vancouver & Richmond
Feb
01
WebCampus: Advanced Stewarding
Details:

Being a union steward is not an easy job. Unions couldn’t survive without their stewards. Stewards are the eyes and ears in the workplace and this course provides you with the tools you will need to listen, communicate, educate, and defend your fellow co-workers; in dealing with management, during elections, meetings, and collective bargaining. At the end of this course, you will have learned about different infractions that lead to a grievance, resolving grievances, and policing the agreement. To learn more about this class and register, click here.

Date:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location:
ufcw.ca/webcampus