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2020 Pacific Winter School Week 5

2020 Pacific Winter School Week 5

To Register:

1. Login to site with your username and password. 
2. Click Register Myself or Register Someone Else.
3. Select the type of accommodation, Single for a room by yourself or with guests and/or child(ren). Shared if you are going to room with another participant at the school, (no guests or children).
3. Under the program section, make sure to choose Special NeedsChildcare, Bus and/or Guest if required.
4. Scroll down to your course and select Add next to your course. 
5. Once completed proceed to the check out. Choose payment method Pay now (by credit card) or Pay later (by cheque). Then confirm your purchase by clicking Submit Order
6. A confirmation email will be sent to the email you specified.

Air Canada event code for week 5: B69J3HU1. Please note, each week has a different event code. 

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

Bus Schedule   Student Guide  Brochure
When
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020
Where
Harrison Hot Springs Resort 100 Esplanade Ave Harrison Hot Springs V0M 1K0 CANADA

Program

   

Sunday, 09 February 2020

 
A Path to Reconciliation: Standing in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. This course is for all workers, including non-indigenous activists, to learn the history of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America) facilitated by indigenous labour activists. Its purpose is to build meaningful, long-term relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples inside and outside of our workplaces, with the aim of acknowledging labours' commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. This course supports the decolonization of Indigenous peoples and the increase of Indigenous peoples' representation in our workplaces and in our unions. Participants do not need any previous experience and are encouraged to bring open minds and hearts.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

The BCFED Organizing Institute training covers the basics of union organizing to build power within our unions, and to organize new workers into unions. This is an opportunity to learn and practise leading effective organizing conversations with peers and experienced organizers from across our movement. We cover the elements of an organizing campaign, and the provincial and federal labour codes and how they apply to organizing. The course is designed to be an intensive training session that simulates the conditions of union organizing. Evening sessions are part of the core curriculum and participants will be expected to work as a group throughout the course, both inside and outside the classroom - just like in a real organizing campaign. Participation is encouraged from people who represent the diversity of our workforces.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

After our successful launch at the 2019 CLC Winter School, the 2020 BCGEU Organizing Academy will bring together workplace-based teams of stewards, activists, and staff to develop comprehensive internal organizing plans. Part rigorous boot camp, part experiential workshop, the Organizing Academy is a deep dive into the practical skills and methods of building worker power!
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

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.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

Responsibility for bullying in the workplace is shared between workers, the employer, and the union. This course will explore different approaches and tools to address bullying in the workplace, from education programs, legislation, workplace policies and procedure, grievances, and other means within the collective agreement language like labour management committees. The course will also explore the relationship and differences between legislation covering bullying and harassment. We will also look at what the rest of Canada is doing on the topic of bullying and pull examples and lessons from their experiences. Finally, we will review the new B.C. Legislation put out by WorkSafe BC and the implications of this language for OH&S committees and WorkSafe BC claims. Prerequisite: Applicants must be a steward or member of their Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOSH) Committee, Bargaining Committee, or Union-Management Committee.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the bargaining process and the factors that affect collective bargaining. This course also introduces some of the laws and rules that structure the bargaining process and provides opportunities for hands-on practice and skills development in preparing for and negotiating parts of a collective agreement. Level 1 is aimed at new bargaining committee members and local union officers. You may want to bring a calculator for this course.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

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 and critical thinking.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

This introductory Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) course will introduce 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), key elements of having an effective committee, workers' OH&S rights and the procedure for refusing unsafe work, how to conduct effective incident investigations and safety inspections, identify OH&S hazards in the workplace, and ways of finding solutions.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

Workplace bullying and harassment can compromise the mental and physical health of workers. To address this health and safety issue, this course will equip participants with the knowledge and confidence to undertake thorough and impartial investigations into allegations of workplace bullying and harassment as defined in health and safety law and policy. Participants' skills will be developed and practised through role play in planning, research, interviewing techniques, and analysis in order to conduct impartial investigations. Particular attention will be paid to the emotional and sensitive effect that alleged bullying and harassment has on the workplace. Thorough and impartial investigations are necessary to not only resolve the complaint, but also to educate and ensure proper recommendations follow to prevent further incidents from happening. Prerequisite: Bullying & Harassment recommended
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

The labour movement has always played a strong role in the social change movement. As part of the United Way and CLC Labour Community Advocate Program, the course provides training on community involvement and working with community partners as a board, committee or coalition partner. Participants learn how to organize around and participate in community social service issues, while exploring the ways in which unions and other labour bodies can help build resilient and respectful communities. The tools provided help strengthen labour's community presence and develop new activists and support for issues based campaigns. Participants are also trained to identify community issues where unions can play a role through collective bargaining or social action.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

in their workplace. The course will cover public speaking, how meetings are run, how to read your contract, grievance handling, and the basic collective bargaining process. Participants are requested to bring a copy of their collective agreement. There is a scholarship available from Community Savings Credit Union for this course. Interested applicants should contact Community Savings or download the scholarship information package and application form from our website: http://canadianlabour.ca/labour-education.
Category
course
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

Free child care is available for children of eligible delegates. An eligible delegate is a single parent, a parent NOT accompanied by a spouse/companion, or where BOTH parents are delegates. Delegates requiring child care must pre-register. The ECE's are hired based on need. Please let us know 14 days in advance of your attendance at Winter School if you no longer require child care otherwise there will be $150.00 cancellation fee.
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

Make this selection if you have any accessibility, dietary or material needs. There is space in the registration questions area to list your needs.
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

There is no charge to bring a spouse/guest. The cost for the weekly meal plan is $415.62, the meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Copper Room with CLC delegates. Registered participants must be in single accommodations. Guests can be registered on-line, however they must register and pay at the hotel front desk.
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

There is no charge for a guest to stay with a registered participant at Winter School. The registered participant must be in single accommodations. Guests can be registered on-line, however, the guest must register at the front desk to receive room keys. Guests will not receive badges and Copper Room meals are NOT included with this option, guest will have to make alternate meal arrangements.
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

Departure Times: Sunday: Pacific Central Station (1150 Station St., Vancouver) 12:30; 100 Woolridge Street, Coquitlam (near IKEA) 13:30; Guildford Library (15105-105th Ave., Surrey) 14:00. Arrives in Harrison at approximately 15:30. All times are approximate. Be sure to arrive early, the bus does not wait. The bus is a Wilson's Transportation Ltd. charter and picks up from the lane outside the Vancouver station.
Time
2/9/2020 - 2/14/2020

Friday, 14 February 2020

 
Friday: Departs Harrison Hot Springs Resort at 12:00pm. Arrives: Guildford Library 13:30; 100 Woolridge St. Coquitlam (near IKEA) 14:00; Vancouver Airport 15:00 for flights departing after 17:00; Vancouver Depot 15:45