Restoring fairness and stability to British Columbia’s worksites - BC government news release and backgrounder
Labour Code changes help restore fairness and balance - BC Fed
Seniors, patients and health care workers to benefit from labour law changes - HEU
B.C. NDP backs off push to scrap secret ballot union certification - Vancouver Sun
B.C. labour reforms seek to stop contract flipping, maintain secret-ballot union votes - Star Metro
B.C. labour code changes to promote ‘harmonious’ relations, says minister - Star Metro
The North Okanagan Labour Council and WorkSafeBC hosted the annual Day of Mourning ceremony on Sunday, April 28. Here are some links to local news coverage. See photos here.
Kelowna bus driver grateful to be alive after brutal beating - The Daily Courier
Kelowna bus driver shares story of assault on Day of Mourning - Global Okanagan
Changes to employment standards will better protect children, support workers - BC government news release and backgrounder
BCFED welcomes rebalancing of Employment Standards Act - BC Federation of Labour reaction
B.C. NDP government updates labour rules, scrapping Liberal measures - Vancouver Sun story
B.C. increasing minimum work age, adding protection for workers fleeing domestic violence - Global News
B.C. government introduces legislation to raise the working age for children - CBC
Employment Standards Update Protects Servers’ Tips and Young Workers, Increases Enforcement - The Tyee
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
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