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December 2 - 7, 2018

English

CUPE/SCFP

Registration, Dinner & Welcome Briefing on Sunday evening beginning at 4 pm. Workshop times are 9 am - 5 pm (Monday - Thursday) & 9 am - 12 pm (Friday). Please note, some workshops will run extend hours or require evening work.

Arbitration
December 3 (9:00am) - 7, 2018 (12:00pm) (full - wait list only)

This workshop is aimed at CUPE stewards and officers who are active in grievance procedures. Participants will gain a complete understanding of the arbitration process. You will have a chance to do the kinds of research that must be done before an arbitration hearing. Your local and your members will benefit from your new skills! This workshop is designed for those members who have taken Introduction to Stewarding and some Stewarding Learning Series workshops and have experience preparing and presenting a grievance. Please note, this workshop requires evening work.

Collective Bargaining
December 3 (9:00am) - 7, 2018 (12:00pm) (full - wait list only)

The context for collective bargaining is changing rapidly – in this province, across the country and around the world. The focus of this workshop is a multi-day role-play that helps build high-level bargaining skills. If you are a bargaining committee member, here’s your chance to work with real bargaining information and gain the experience you need when facing management. You’ll also explore current issues like interest-based bargaining and bargaining for equality.

Labour Law
December 3 (9:00am) - 7, 2018 (12:00pm) (1 space available)

Examination of various aspects of labour law including an overview of the Labour Relations Act. Discipline and Discharge, Last Chance Agreements and will include a section on e-mails, blogging and Facebook. We will also explore some contract interpretation issues such as estoppel, past practice, work of the bargaining unit and types of job promotion languages. Please bring your collective agreement with you. Please note: Introduction to Stewarding is a pre-requisite for the Labour Law workshop.

White Oaks Resort & Spa
235 Taylor Road SS4
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
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$1775

Michael Reynolds Stokes 1956 – 2016

Mike was born on October 19, 1956 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, while his father served in the Royal Canadian Navy. The family returned to Niagara Falls, Ontario in April 1964. Mike was very active in scouting and loved to play high school football. He was recruited to play varsity football at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, but chose instead to enter the workforce. He started working for the Regional Municipality of Niagara as a roads labourer and held various positions, but spent most of his time there as a plant operator in water and wastewater plants. It was during this period that he also became active in CUPE.

Mike held a number of positions in Local 1287, serving as its President from 1982-84 and 1987-88. In 1988, Mike became President of CUPE Ontario for two terms, before moving to the Worker’s Health and Safety Centre in an executive role. He returned to CUPE in 1996 as staff representative, a position that he held until his untimely death in 2016, just months before his retirement and having made great strides in a healthier lifestyle. He is sadly missed by his family, friends and co-workers.

Registration fee is $1,775 for the week. Registration fee includes accommodation, continuous refreshment service and meals (Sunday dinner to Friday noon). Registration deadline: September 28, 2018. Registration payment must be submitted by mail upon registration. If payment is not received within 14 days of registration, the space will be released. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after September 28, 2018, without exception. Please make cheque payable to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (MSS) and mail to CUPE - Ontario Regional Office, 80 Commerce Valley Drive E., Markham, ON L3T 0B2. Attn: Collette Calvelli.

Registration deadline: September 28, 2018. Registration payment must be submitted by mail upon registration. If payment is not received within 14 days of registration, the space will be released. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after September 28, 2018, without exception.

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.

Collette (Collette) Calvelli
ccalvelli@cupe.ca

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