Collective Bargaining

October 17, 2023 at 9:30 AM -
October 18, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

This 2-day class is IN-PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre in Boardroom #3. Lunch will be provided.

This workshop will introduce participants to the bargaining process and legal framework for bargaining. Participants will learn about the importance of preparation and planning, what to expect at the table, and tools for having your committee work as a team. The workshop will also emphasize the importance of being strategic, both in negotiations and in your union’s work to build your bargaining power.

Facilitators: Linda Schulz , Hospital Employees Union and David Fleming, CUPE
Linda Schulz works as an Education Representative for the Hospital Employees’’ Union (HEU). Linda has also worked for HEU as a Servicing Representative in both the public and private sector and as a private sector negotiator.  She has    extensive facilitating steward, JOH&S and bargaining training, as well as other areas key to labour activism, such as conflict resolution, executive officers training and the importance of supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in the labour movement.

David Fleming is a National Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). David has facilitated labour education for both CUPE and the Canadian Labour Congress. He has experience bargaining and administering collective agreements in both the public and private sector. David currently works as CUPE’s Legislative Coordinator in British Columbia.