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(St. John’s) – CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador will be busy over the next four months, training its leaders and activists in a wide variety of workplace and social justice issues.

CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas says, “With the help of our Union Development Branch, we’ll be putting on the following courses for our locals between January 20 and April 1:  

Jan. 20-21, St. John’s - Literacy in the Workplace

Jan. 27-28, Gander - Effective Leadership

Feb. 3-4,Corner Brook - Women Breaking Barriers                    

Feb. 10-11, St. John’s - Preparing for Bargaining                                                 
Feb. 17-18, Grand Falls/Windsor - Financial Officers
Mar. 10-11, St. John’s - Facing Management                                               
Mar. 24-25, Corner Brook - Public Speaking                                                
Mar. 31-Apr. 1, Gander - Advanced Effective Stewarding


Says Lucas, “We’re expecting more than 200 activists to be trained in these various aspects of working life that will allow them to be better advocates for workers’ rights.  “Education is a key component to everyday life and CUPE is proud to be a leader in offering high quality workplace education to its members throughout the province,” he says. 


For information:   
Wayne Lucas                                             John McCracken 
President, CUPE NL                               CUPE Communications Rep. 
(709) 727-2509 (Cell)                             (902) 455-4180 ) jmccracken@cupe.ca