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April 5 - 7, 2019



Please note that Building Stronger Local Unions Workshop starts on Friday, April 5th. All other workshops start on Saturday, April 6th.

SLS - Duty of fair representation
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

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

SLS - Psychologically safe workplaces
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

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

SLS - Understanding mental health
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

Explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members dealing with mental health issues. Learn how to challenge stigma, and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.

SLS - Challenging sexism in the workplace
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

Reflect on sexism and its social and economic impact. Learn ways to challenge sexism in the workplace and protect members’ rights.

SLS - Mediating member-to-member conflict
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

Practice coaching members who are in conflict with other members, and work with a four-step approach to basic mediation.

SLS - Representing members in front of management
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

This module equips stewards to be proactive when meeting with management. Learn tips for effective meetings, and build confidence by practicing meeting situations.

HS - Making Committees Work
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

This module explores the structure, role and function of health and safety committees, their strengths and limitations, and how they can best work within the legislative framework, and within our union.

HS - Violence Prevention
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace, and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work. We examine relevant health and safety law, and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.

HS - Workload and Overwork
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

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.

Introduction to Stewarding
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

What does a CUPE steward do? If you are a new steward and want to learn how to help CUPE members solve workplace problems, this introductory workshop is for you! In this workshop, you will learn: • investigating workplace problems; • filing a grievance; • meeting with management; • dealing with workplace complaints. NOTE: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.

SLS - Notetaking
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking.

What's In Your Collective Agreement
April 6 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

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.

Building Strong Local Unions
April 5 (9:00am) - 7, 2019 (12:00pm)

With the right vision, your local can be stronger. This workshop covers: • issues, problems and solutions that are relevant to your local • strategies for making your local more inclusive • an action plan to strengthen your local

Mar 22, 2019

La Place Rendez Vous
1201 Idlywild Dr
Fort Frances, Ontario

Member: $165
Non-member: $190

La Place Rendez Vous Room Rates $119.00 non lakeside and $129.00 lakeside plus applicable taxes until March 4
(use code CUPE education)
There will be a Meet & Greet Social including a light snack on Saturday April 6 featuring the Nite Hawk Band

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: Northwesterb Ontario CUPE Council
Mail payment to: CUPE Lakehead Area Office
Suite 200 1159 Alloy Drive 2nd floor
Thunder Bay ON

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.

Karen (Karen) Desgagne

Lisa (Lisa) Steenerson