Kerry and Jordan walk through two upcoming live webinars — Labour Relations for Non-Unionized Workplaces and The HR Series’ Conflict Resolution: Getting Along in the Workplace.

They also discuss the BC Government’s move back to 1990s-style compulsory trades.

Labour Relations for Non-Unionized Workplaces
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 11AM-1PM Pacific

Employee and labour relations is an exciting field that covers a wide variety of areas such as labour law, people management, and the relationship between workers and management in unionized workplaces. However, the focus of this webinar will be on your open shop model, or non-unionized workplace.

Unions have had a significant impact on corporate and people management practices and in many cases have influenced employers in non-union environments to adopt more progressive practices. This includes how employees are hired, how performance is managed and how discipline is administered.

This 2-hour introductory LR webinar will give our members in non-unionized workplaces a look into how to better understand your existing employee management practices.

We will cover such topics as:

  • – Introduction to Labour Relations
  • – Applicable Laws & Legislation
  • – Labour Code vs Employment Standards- which apply to your workplace
  • – Human Rights Code
  • – Charter of Rights & Freedoms
  • – Functions of Unions
  • – Worker representation
  • – Why workers may seek representation
  • – How unions organize a workplace
  • – Who commences certification action?
  • – What is required to be certified?
  • – The representation vote: Card Check vs. Secret Ballot – and why this is important
  • – Employers rights and responsibilities during an organizing campaign
  • – What is an “Unfair Labour Practice” and how to avoid
  • – Effective communication strategies

Presenter: Pamela Bragg – Sarkany Management Inc.


The HR Series: Conflict Resolution: Getting Along in The Workplace (Live Online Training)
Thursday, June 24th, 2021 — 11AM to 1PM

Many people see conflict as a negative experience. In fact, conflict is a necessary part of personal growth and development. However, conflict becomes an issue when the people involved cannot work through it. They become engaged in a battle that does not result in growth.

In this 2 hour live online session we explore:

  • – What conflict is and how it can escalate.
  • – The types of conflict and the stages of conflict.
  • – The most common conflict resolution styles and when to use them.
  • – Effective techniques for intervention strategies.
  • – Ways to manage conflicts to enhance productivity and performance.

Presenter: Pamela Bragg – Sarkany Management Inc.