The Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL-ACAMS) held its annual conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, from June 1st to 4th, for members to meet and share information about industry developments in labour laws, legislation updates and strategies for developing unionization in North America.

IUOE Local 793’s Labour Relations team was invited and participated in the active discussions while compiling a wealth of knowledge from other guests and spokespersons in law, academics and union representations. 

This year’s theme focused on: The Social Determinants of Solidarity: Labour Law in Political and Economic Context. The conference examined the intersectionality between labour law and factors such as climate change, mental health, systemic racism and market trends. IUOE Local 793 is grateful for the opportunity to gain perspective on improving assistance to our members and working toward effective collective action in response to these topics. 

Pictured from left to right are Kirsten Agrell (Senior Legal Counsel, IUOE Local 793), Melissa Atkins-Mahaney (Labour Relations Manager, IUOE Local 793), Brodie MacRae (Legal Counsel, IUOE Local 942 in Charlottetown), Kathryn Bell (Legal Counsel, IUOE Local 793), Miriam Wallbridge (Legal Counsel, IUOE Local 793) also attended but is not pictured.

4 Local 793 Legal staff stand together in front for stage at conference