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October 18 - 21, 2018



Dear Sisters, Brothers, Friends!

Where is our beautiful world? What should it look, how should it sound, how can we find it? Let’s figure out how to get there at our CUPE Nova Scotia “All Committees” conference where we will collectively, grapple with these questions and more.

Six courses are listed on this site and to begin this learning journey we’d like you to identify your top four choices. We will do our best to match your top four choices to the courses, but do keep in mind, you *may* not be assigned all four. Don’t be alarmed – our goal is to insure you learn, be inspired, and challenged in any and all. On a less poetic note two items to keep in mind:

1. Please ensure you’ve contacted your local about whether your costs will be covered (if they aren’t covered and you don’t show up this causes a fair bit of scheduling mayhem – really detracts from the beautiful world pursuit); and

2. Please ignore the times for the courses indicated on the CUPE National website. The website cannot function without the times, they are meaningless to your selection. All of this will make more sense when you arrive at the conference where you will find plenty of folks around to help you. In other words, don’t be intimidated by our new technology – just part of our new beautiful world.

Please use the following link to access the 2018 CUPE NS All Committee's Conference brochure:

Global Justice - The Big Picture
Oct 19, 2018 (9:00am-11:00am) (31 spaces available)

In today’s world, we’re all connected across borders. International trade and investment agreements consolidate global corporate power. We need to consolidate global workers’ struggles to build union power. CUPE's solidarity must expand beyond our borders if we are serious about achieving equality and justice for all workers.

SLS - Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces
Oct 19, 2018 (11:00am-1:00pm) (1 space available)

What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychological hazards in our workplaces, and the role of the steward in eliminating psychological hazards.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Oct 19, 2018 (2:00pm-4:00pm) (1 space available)

This workshop will give participants a deeper understanding of domestic violence, and how it impacts our members and our workplaces. We will learn about domestic violence in Nova Scotia and look at the issue from a health and safety and human rights perspective. Participants will look at ways to appropriately respond to disclosures of domestic violence, and leave with tools, including collective agreement language.

SLS - Taking on Privatization
Oct 20, 2018 (9:00am-11:00am) (34 spaces available)

Learn about the different forms of privatization in CUPE workplaces, and how it impacts our members, services, and the public, and what we can do about it as stewards.

HS - Equality in Health and Safety
Oct 20, 2018 (11:00am-1:00pm) (full - wait list only)

Championing equality in the workplace and the union is a vital role of health and safety activists. But what does it really mean to act as a good ally? In this workshop, we will explore what oppression looks like in a health and safety context, and look at ways to reduce personal bias, challenge oppression, and act in solidarity with members from marginalized and equity-seeking groups.

LET - Conflict-Ready Executives
Oct 20, 2018 (2:00pm-4:00pm) (1 space available)

In this workshop, participants will explore: - The value of conflict for effective groups - How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond - The kinds of conflict executives struggle with - Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive

Sep 17, 2018

Best Western Truro Glengarry
150 Willow Street
Truro, Nova Scotia



A block of rooms is set aside at the Best Western Glengarry Truro for the conference at the room rate of $105.00(single) & 115.00(double) plus tax. Please call (902) 893-4311 to book. These rooms will only be held until August 30, 2018 and then will be released, so book early.

Conference Registration will take place on Thursday evening October 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday morning October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Opening and welcome will take place Thursday Evening October 18th starting at 7:00 p.m. followed by a plenary hosted by the CUPE Nova Scotia Pension Committee and a Meet ‘n’ Greet.

Workshop sessions will be held Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, there will be a plenary session hosted to recap and discuss action strategies for what we have learned from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$100 per delegate before September 17th, 2018 and $125 per delegate after September 17, 2018.
Your registration is not final until payment is received. If payment is not received within 7 days, your seat will be released.

Please make cheques payable to CUPE Nova Scotia
Mail payment to:
Sandra Trenchard
19 Gerard's Lane
Sydney, NS B1P 3H8

Please note a workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Registration fee is non-refundable after September 17, 2018

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.

Sandra Trenchard
(902) 564-1051

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