February 08, 2017

See the letter from Peter Barnacle to the Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.


February 03, 2017

Agenda & Materials (login required) 

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CPD Hours - BC Members 

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The 2017 CALL/ACAMS Annual Conference takes place in Montreal, Quebec June 1 to 4, 2017. 

Please mark your calendars.

The Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency.

To take advantage of the conference rate at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, available only until April 28, 2017, click here ( to book online or call reservations at 1‑800-361-8234 and indicate that you are with the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.  

Check in is at 4:00pm and check out is at 11am.

Complete your registration and please book your hotel room ASAP - the conference rate and our block of rooms are only available until April 28, 2017. 

See you in Montreal, Quebec June 1st - 4th.

We will be accepting applications for student sponsorship until March 6, 2017. Click here for more details.

More information will be posted in the coming weeks.


January 25, 2017

Letter from Peter Barnacle


July 26, 2016
The 2017 Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers / Association Canadienne des Avocats du Mouvement Syndical (CALL / ACAMS) will be held from Thursday, June 1 through Sunday June 4, 2017 inclusive at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Further details concerning the agenda and the events will follow as soon as possible.
Please mark your calendars. 


May 17, 2016

The Colombian Association of Labour Lawyers for Workers is planning to hold an International Tribunal on Freedom of Association and Human Rights , with a focus on workplace health and safety and security issues in Colombia. The tribunal will be composed of eleven international jurists as participant members of the panel. The Tribunal is seeking a representative from Canada who has experience in health and safety law as one of these participants. 

The Tribunal will be held in September from Sept 21 to 24, 2016 in Cucuta, Colombia at the University of Francicso de Paula Santander. 

This type of tribunal is known as an ethical tribunal and is not  controlled by government . A number of  similar tribunals have been held in recent years in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Mexico. These tribunals receive various cases brought forward by trade unions and workers  and issue a report with recommendations. The tribunals serve to shed light on labour union rights violations in these countries. The reports are published and distributed to government authorities, international organisations, trade unions and  media. 

Proceedings of the tribunal will be conducted in Spanish, and knowledge of Spanish would be an asset to the participant, although not a prerequisite. 

The International Labour Rights Committee of CALL will be able to provide financial support for a CALL member to participate in the Tribunal.

Those interested should contact David Brown, ILRC coordinator at    

David Brown
CALL International Labour Rights Committee