Domestic Violence in the Workplace

November 24, 2023 at 9:30 AM -
November 25, 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.

Can work be safe when home isn’t?

Using a curriculum developed by the CLC Women’s and Human Rights Department and Western University, in partnership with a community-based violence prevention organization, this two-day workshop explores the ways that union members can support those experiencing domestic violence.

The workshop is an opportunity for those attending to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence at work and the role of the union and employer in addressing  it.
  • Learn ways to best support members who may be experiencing domestic violence, including how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and risk factors.
  • Discuss ways to build awareness about domestic violence at work among their membership.
  • Practice delivering the one-hour “What everyone needs to know” awareness presentation.
  • Learn about referral pathways to community-based experts.

Facilitators: Linda Schulz and Jennifer Efting, Hospital Employees Union
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.

Jennifer Efting is an Education and Human Rights Representative at the Hospital Employees’ Union with two decades of experience in popular education and community organizing. She’s dedicated to building an inclusive labour movement and organizing to build real working class power to fight for democracy at work and a liveable planet.