Understanding and Interpreting the Collecitive Agreement & Health and Safety Activism – Kelowna

Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM both days

Kelowna Coast Capri Hotel: 117 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8

Facilitator: Robert Strang

Understanding and Interpreting the Collecitve Agreement (Day 1)

This course explores key provisions in members’ collective agreements and introduces an easy four-step framework for interpreting the contract. We will practice applying the four-step interpretation method and examine cases providing examples of “aids to interpretation”. Using a number of case studies from adjudication / arbitration decisions (e.g., sick leave; operational requirements; other leave with or without pay; acting pay; discharge), we also will practice applying the collective agreement to actual workplace situations. Working with actual cases enhances your ability to problem solve through analysis and discussion. The course will “demystify” the collective agreement and provide you with the necessary skills and tools for on-going, self-directed learning. NOTE: please bring your collective agreement to this course.

Health and Safety Activism (Day 2)

A safe and healthy workplace is a basic worker right. This course will re-empower members to ensure we have secure workplaces. Participants will start with their own knowledge of their work, and workplaces, and will critically examine the risks and responsibilities of workers and employers, including the notion of ‘worker carelessness’. Participants will develop action plans to mobilize members and to ensure the employer provides the necessary tools, training and funding to support a healthy and safe workplace.

Apply for this course below. The application deadline is November 8, 2024.

Catchment: Southern Interior

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