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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
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
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
Nov
27
Course: Accommodating Alcohol & Drug Addictions and Medical Marijuana at Work
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Hosted by the Vancouver and District Labour Council. This course will review how alcohol and drug addictions have been accommodated at work and the challenges that these accommodation pose for the employer, union, and worker. It will then examine issues that have arisen as a result of recent changes to the legal regime surrounding the use of medical marijuana in the workplace. For more information, click here.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time(s):
9:30 am 4:00 pm
Location:
Maritime Labour Centre, 111 Victoria Drive
Nov
28
Course: Privacy Rights in the Workplace
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This course uses case law reviews to examine the privacy rights of employees in the workplace, the limits on employer interference with those rights, and the possible remedies for impermissible interference with those rights. Areas covered will include workplace surveillance, employer monitoring of computer use, internet and emails, permissible employee use of electronic communications and equipment at work, the perils and pitfalls of social networking, restrictions on access to medical information and drug testing and monitoring. The course will also discuss Supreme Court of Canada decisions on drug testing and publicizing personal information on the internet. Click here for more information.

Date:
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time:
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Maritime Labour Centre, 111 Victoria Drive