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 new combined stewarding program will get new stewards up and running after one week. The Introduction to Stewarding portion covers:

  • The role of the steward
  • Investigating workplace problems
  • Filing a grievance
  • Meeting with management
  • CUPE’s structure
  • Dealing with workplace complaints

The four Steward Learning Series modules are:

Connecting with Aboriginal Workers

As demographics shift, Aboriginal workers are playing an ever-increasing role in the workplace. In this workshop stewards will explore strategies for making your locals more inclusive to Aboriginal members.

Creating an Accommodation Friendly Workplace

Human rights laws require our employers to accommodate workers who face barriers to employment. This module covers:

  • The legal framework for the Duty to Accommodate
  • What a good accommodation process and plan look like
  • What to do if the employer is not willing to provide reasonable accommodation

NEW” Literacy Awareness for Stewards

Literacy is more than reading and writing. It also affects our workplace every day in different ways. In this workshop you will learn about literacy, how it affects you as a steward and what you can do to support an inclusive union and workplace.

NEW“ What a Steward Needs to Know About Collective Bargaining

This is one of the new modules in the Steward Learning Series and part of CUPE’s new bargaining education program. As the eyes and ears of the local, stewards can play an important role before and during bargaining – sharing information and building solidarity among the members. Come and learn about the bargaining process and about ways you can help your local achieve its goals at the bargaining table.

***This module is a pilot – your feedback will help CUPE education shape this module for stewards across the country.

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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