Bullying and Harassment

March 09, 2023 at 9:30 AM -
March 10, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

IN PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre | Lunch will be provided

This course is designed to give union activists tools to address workplace harassment and bullying. The course will look at defining harassment under prohibited grounds, as well as the legal frameworks outside of the prohibited grounds. Participants will look at workplace policies, collective agreements, contributing factors, laws and regulations and strategies to resolve complaints and support members who come forward.

Facilitator: Dayna Sykes
Dayna Sykes is an Education and Equity Coordinator for the United Steelworkers Union in Canada. A union member since 1991, Dayna started as an activist and steward when she was a member of the BC Government and Employees Union. In 2002 she joined the staff of the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre where she developed the High School Education program that trained young union members to lead workshops in schools to talk to youth about their health and safety rights at work.  She later served as the Federation’s Director of Education, Young Workers and Human Rights.

Dayna began with the United Steelworkers Union in 2010 where her main focus is membership development and equity, through education and membership-focused campaigns. As part of the role in both Education and Equality, Dayna works with members and employers to create more inclusive workplaces. In 2018, she began a program partnering with the Ending Violence Association of BC, and Canadian football players, that educates men in the USW to speak up on gender-based violence “Be More Than a Bystander; Break the Silence on Gender Based Violence.”