What some are saying about Tuesday’s federal budget:
"This budget shows how disconnected Trudeau's Liberals are from Canadians' everyday reality. There is no sense of urgency to act on skyrocketing housing costs, unaffordable childcare, expensive prescription drug costs and senior poverty rates," said Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the NDP.
The Day of Mourning to remember workers who have been killed and injured on the job takes place on Sunday, April 28. The North Okanagan Labour Council with WorkSafeBC will host a ceremony at noon at Ben Lee Park.
Go to the Facebook Day of Mourning event page.
The BC Federation of Labour'Health and Safety Centre's Strains, Aches, and Pains (Ergonomics) course is designed to provide OH&S Committee members with the knowledge and skills to identify and find effective solutions to ergonomic problems at the workplace.
From the BCFed Health and Safety Centre:
The BCFED OH&S Centre has released its 2019 public course schedule and course guide. If you are a member of the Health and Safety Committee in your workplace, please review the 2019 course schedule and make it part of your education planning at your next committee meeting. If you are not a member of your Health and Safety Committee, please forward this important information to them.
From the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre:
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA teaches mental health first aid skills. The course does not train people to be therapists, counselors, or mental health professionals.
The philosophy behind MHFA is that a mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If a crisis does arise, an MHFA trained person in the workplace can take action that may reduce the harm that could result. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
Register today and secure your seat!
From the BC Labour Heritage Centre
For the next month, British Columbians are invited to share their views before government makes changes to B.C.'s Employment Standards Act.
This act, which is the law that sets minimum standards for workplaces in the province, was last comprehensively reviewed by government in 1994. Since then, technology has significantly changed workplaces. There are new technologies that drive how and where people work, many more part-time employees and many more people working remotely, from home or on virtual teams.
To reflect modern workplaces and to ensure that employment standards are evenly applied and enforced, the Ministry of Labour intends to make changes to the act as early as this spring.
The BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre is the largest training provider of Joint Occupational Health & Safety education in BC. If you are a member of the Health and Safety Committee in your workplace, please review the 2019 course schedule and make it part of your education planning at your next committee meeting. Avoid disappointment and register soon.
See the course guide and schedule here.
And a course calendar here.
The North Okanagan Labour Council made a donation to The Bridge Youth and Family Services for its Youth Recovery House. Click here for a photo and more information.
Updated Sept. 4
Media coverage of the NOLC's Labour Day picnic:
Appetite for Labour Day picnic looks to be growing each year
Families and unions gather for Labour Day Picnic
North Okanagan Labour Council hosts fifth annual Labour Day Picnic
Annual Labour Day picnic at Mission Creek Park