Classes for Union Members

When: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Classes 9:00 ... 4:30 pm, registration 8:30 am

Where: Justice Institute of BC, New Westminster Campus, 715 McBride Blvd

The New Westminster & District Labour Council is hosting the following labour education courses:

Talk Back
Gain insight and experience in talking about, and even debating, principle union positions of everyday issues ... from seniority versus merit, to public-private partnerships, or equality rights. Do you have the skills to represent and defend your perspective? This is a hands-on discussion and debating course you should take to improve your public speaking skills.

Approaches to Conflict
In the past few years, we have been facing new problem areas that may cause many conflicts in our workplace and within the union: psychological harassment, changes in work organization, budget cuts, and downsizing. This course will provide participants with an approach that promotes identification of conflicts and strategies for action.

Election Campaigning ... Is it for you?
An introductory course for people thinking about running for election in politics. What you need to do to run for election, key facts that affect an important decision like running for elected office, and what it takes to represent a constituency. And remember, we need good people like you in politics.

Retire in Style
Thinking of retiring but need to know more about the pension system? Plan your retirement in style with this course.

Climate Change
This course will introduce union members to the science of climate change and its impact on the environment. We will also discuss ways to address climate change and how the union movement can ensure that there is a just transition to a more sustainable economy.

Occupational Health & Safety Part 1 (Basic)
The goal of this introductory OH&S course is to introduce new Committee members and Worker Representatives to the basic principles of workplace health and safety. This course also serves as a great -Back to Basics" course for those OH&S Committee members who desire refresher training.

Chemical Hazards in the Workplace
What chemical hazards are there at your workplace? Are you exposed to hazards such as: chemical solvents and cleaners, electromagnetic fields, diesel fumes, wood dust, or asbestos at your workplace? How can you make your workplace safer?

To register, please complete the CLC course registration form and submit to the CLC along with the $50 registration fee. Please note the CLC deadline.

HSA funding for course registration and mileage is available by completing the Madden Memorial Education Fund form, available on the HSA website. Please note pre-approval is required to access this funding. Once approved, expenses are reimbursed by submitting an HSA Expense Form after completion of the course.

If you have any questions, please contact the HSA Education Department at 604.439.0994 ext. 503 or 1.800.663.2017 ext. 503.

 Education Fax No. 604.419.5195 or 1.800.663.6119


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