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Mar 18, 2019



Education Day

LET - Introduction to CUPE
Mar 18, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm) (11 spaces available)

Learn about CUPE structure and about the values and principles of the labour movement. Understand the roles and responsibilities of elected officers, the bylaws and constitution that structure our organization. Leave knowing how to make your voice heard at a union meeting and how to participate in the decisions of your union.

Pensions - An Introduction
Mar 18, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Pensions are our deferred wages. That’s what makes them a union issue – whether you’re trying to get a workplace pension for your members or are trying to protect the one you have. In this workshop, you’ll learn about: • Government pensions – the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Program and the Guaranteed Income Supplement; • The different kinds of workplace plans and why some are better than others; • The attacks on workers’ pensions – and how we can fight back as union members.

SLS - Disability and ableism in the workplace
Mar 18, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Explore what ableism is, how to recognize it, and ways to address it. Learn about how to make your workplace and union accessible to workers with visible and invisible disabilities.

SLS - Representing gender and sexually diverse members
Mar 18, 2019 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

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.

Sandman Inn
421 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Lethbridge, Alberta



Using Your Power at Election Time has been CANCELLED

Your payment for Education Day can be included with your Convention Registration.
Your registration is not final until payment is received.

Please make cheques payable to: CUPE Alberta Division

Mail payment to:
CUPE Alberta Division
125 Simcoe Way
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3B4

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: Patty Kinahan at

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.

Patty (Patty) Kinahan

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