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February 14 - 17, 2019



On behalf of CUPE Union Education Branch and CUPE Manitoba Region please find the program brochure at the following link:

- How Bargaining Works - Popular Economics for Stewards - Mobilizing for Bargaining - Notetaking

BARG - How Bargaining Works
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

This module can be added to other parts of the Bargaining Education Program. It covers the legal framework for collective bargaining and where we get our power as a union.

BARG - Mobilizing for Bargaining
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

In this workshop, members of local Mobilization Committees look at effective ways to engage members before bargaining begins, and throughout the bargaining process. NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.

BARG - Notetaking for bargaining
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

Bargaining notes are critical – during bargaining and when new language is being implemented after bargaining has ended. Learn how to read the room, understand body language, take good notes, and store notes after bargaining. NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.

SLS - Popular economics for stewards
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

We keep hearing that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. How do these trends impact our lives as workers and union members? What is needed from us as stewards in these times of growing economic inequality?

- Understanding Your Bylaws - What's in your Collective Agreement - Parliamentary Procedure Refresher - What Stewards Need to Know about Arbitration - Duty of Fair Representation

LET - Parliamentary Procedure - Refresher
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

The Servicing Representative may offer the session to a Local executive who: • has taken the 9- hour parliamentary procedure workshop, to help refresh and practice chairing skills. • has not taken the full workshop and needs a primer.

SLS - Duty of fair representation
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

Learn about where stewards get their authority in the workplace, the duty of fair representation, and other labour laws that cover the workplace.

SLS - What stewards need to know about arbitration
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

Although most grievances get settled, some go to arbitration. Learn about the arbitration process, terms, mediated settlements, and the role of the steward before and during arbitration.

Understanding Your Bylaws
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

This workshop examines what good bylaws look like and how you can make changes to improve your locals' bylaws.

What's In Your Collective Agreement
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

Aimed at new members, this 2-hour workshop will provide you with information about: how the union works, what your collective agreement says and what to do if you have problems at work.

- Ergonomics - Equality in Health and Safety - Workload and Overwork - Basics of Incident Investigations - Solidarity Beyond Borders

HS - Basics of Incident Investigations
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (16 spaces available)

Learn how to identify root causes of workplace incidents, injuries, and diseases, common routes of entry of toxic substances, and your role in the investigation process.

HS - Equality in Health and Safety
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (16 spaces available)

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.

HS - Ergonomics
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (16 spaces available)

This module looks at the musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, such as strains or carpal tunnel syndrome, the risk factors, and the employers’ obligations to prevent these types of injuries.

HS - Solidarity beyond Borders
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (16 spaces available)

Health and safety standards are starkly different around the world. Trade deals signed by our government not only keep workers in other countries down, but can also hurt Canadian workers. This module examines a few of the socioeconomic and political realities of the global workforce to illustrate how poor health and safety laws around the world make it harder for us to bring positive change to workers in Canada.

HS - Workload and Overwork
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (16 spaces available)

As employers pull back resources, they expect workers to do more with less. This module will examine workload, the cause and effects of overwork, and strategies to overcome the ever increasing workload that is damaging not just our health at work, but the relationship we have outside of work.

- Representing Gender and Sexually Diverse Members - Creating Racial Justice - Solidarity with Indigenous Workers

Creating Racial Justice
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (11 spaces available)

Challenging racism in the workplace and the union will benefit everyone. In this workshop, you will: • deepen your understanding of racism; • explore the history of racism and colonialism in North America; • explore how to be an ally for racial equality.

SLS - Representing gender and sexually diverse members
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (11 spaces available)

Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia play out in our workplaces, locals, and communities. Learn how to challenge these kinds of discrimination, and respectfully gender and sexually diverse members in your workplace.

SLS - Solidarity with Indigenous workers
February 14 (5:30pm) - 17, 2019 (12:00pm) (11 spaces available)

Learn about Canada’s history of colonialism, engage in some myth-busting, and explore ways that stewards can build solidarity with Indigenous workers and support reconciliation in the workplace.

Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
3550 Victoria Avenue
Brandon, Manitoba


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
Mail payment to: Annalyn Jimeno, CUPE Manitoba Regional Office, 703-275 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6

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

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to

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.

Annalyn (Annalyn) Jimeno