November 26, 1997

“Privacy: A Thing of the Past?”

David Flaherty, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Our first dinner meeting for this year is scheduled for Wednesday, November 26, 1997, and will feature David Flaherty, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.

Mr. Flaherty is primarily responsible for monitoring the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and has over 20 years experience with privacy issues as an academic, teacher, consultant and author. He will discuss his views on the labour relations aspects of privacy issues and the emerging implications of the Act for labour relations.

June 25, 1997

“Small Certifications: Big Implications?”

Jef Keighley, BC Federation of Labour
John Bowman, Canadian Auto Workers
Susan Arnold, Heenan Blaikie
Lisa Hansen, BC Labour Relations Board

Our last dinner meeting for this year is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, 1997. Featured speakers are Jef Keighley, Vice President of the BC Federation of Labour and a representative of the Canadian Auto Workers, Susan Arnold, Partner with Heenan Blaikie who often acts for the Coalition of BC Businesses which represents many of the smaller employers in BC. Lisa Hansen, Registrar of B.C. Labour Relations Board will be moderator and provide background information on certifications over the last few years.

The majority of union certifications granted by the LRB in the last few years have been for small employers with less than 20 employees. The panelists will address issues, such as, the impact of these small certifications on the face of labour relations in BC, how small businesses are coping with unionization, and how large unions are adjusting to represent members from small organizations.

March 5, 1997

“Workplace Partnership:The Next Step in EFAP”

George Grant, Access Consultants
Ann Davidson, Canadian Auto Workers Local 1990
E. Frances Fiorillo, Canadian Airlines International
Brian Foley,B.C. Labour Relations Board

Our next dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 1997. Featured speakers are George Grant, Access Consultants, Ann Davidson, President, Canadian Auto Workers Local 1990, and E. Frances Fiorillo, Vice President of Inflight Service, Canadian Airlines International. Brian Foley, Associate Chair, B. C. Labour Relations Board will be moderator.