Mel Myers Labour Conference - Myers Weinberg LLP

Mel Myers Labour Conference

The 18th annual Mel Myers Labour Conference is being held March 14 & 15, 2019 at the Victoria Inn and Convention Centre. Conference details and registration information will be available nearer to the conference date.

Recap of the 17th Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference:

The 17th Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference was held on March 15 & 16, 2018. The event was once again a great success! Over 350 union leaders, activists, and labour lawyers were in attendance. Topics covered included the duty to accommodate, unfair labour practices, addictions in the workplace, discipline fundamentals, assisting members with WCB claims, and workplace privacy, amongst many others.

The recipient of the proceeds of this year’s conference was the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba. The Errol Black Chair is a full time position that works with the labour movement across the country to conduct first-rate research that demonstrates the fundamental value of unions. The firm is thrilled to support such a worthy cause.

The conference organizers would like to thank everyone who attended the conference, and especially those who donated their time as presenters.

Pictured (Left to Right): Lynn Fernandez (Errol Black Chair at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba) and Katie Haig-Anderson (Mel Myers Labour Conference Organizing Committee Chair, Myers LLP)

General Conference Information

The Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference is Manitoba's premier forum for bringing together union leaders and union-side labour lawyers to review and learn about current labour law topics, and to explore solutions to issues impacting the unionized workplace. In a "management-free" environment, knowledgeable individuals within their respective fields lead informative, hands-on sessions providing attendees with the necessary "know-how" and skills to help them deal with the diverse challenges facing unions and their member employees within today's workplaces. The conference is held annually and is a non-profit event with the net proceeds donated each year to a charitable organization which espouses economic and social justice and other worthy causes pursued by the labour community.

Conference Format

  • Timely and relevant workshop and plenary sessions
  • Presenters with strong union and union law backgrounds
  • Considerable interaction between attendees and presenters
  • Relaxed, informal, management-free environment
  • Great networking opportunity for union representatives

We look forward to seeing you at our next conference!

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