May 31, 2015 to Jun 5, 2015
Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

This course provides leadership and activists the opportunity to develop the skills and perspectives we need to build a stronger, more inclusive union. Our union will only benefit from our diversity when we pull from the strengths of all of our members.

Employers use racism, sexism, homophobia, and discrimination against people with disabilities to divide us as workers. We’ll focus on the role the union can and does play in advancing equality and challenging employers.

This program is rooted in class struggles – learning how racism, sexism, homo/ transphobia, and disability issues operate within the context of capitalism and the economy, and learning how movements for equality have always been tied to workers’ rights and struggles.

Through case study, video, and discussion, this course provides practical information for taking on workplace harassment, bargaining collective agreements that promote real equity, and building stronger unions. Part critical thinking, part strategy, part skill development, this program is a must for leadership in our growing, diverse union.

You may only pre-register online.  Your registration is not complete until the registration form and payment is received by the registrar.  Please see the attached brochure.

Scents and Fragrances:

In response to the health concerns of our members and staff, CUPE has implemented a Scent-Free Policy at all of our workshops.  Scented products such as hair spray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches.  Facilitators and participants are asked to refrain from using scented products while attending our workshops and meetings.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The registration fee including accommodation and meals (Sunday afternoon to Friday noon) is $1,000.00 per person based on shared accommodation.

There are a limited number of single accommodations available at a cost of $1,500.00.

A refund will be issued if there is no single accommodation available.

There will be no refunds for registration cancellations with less than 72 hours notice. Please notify us right away if a delegate cannot attend or will be coming late on Sunday evening.
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