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June 8 - 9, 2019



Eastern Great Lakes District CUPE Council School

Introduction to Stewarding

Introduction to Stewarding
June 8 (9:00am) - 9, 2019 (12:00pm) (8 spaces available)

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 - Ally skills for stewards
June 8 (9:00am) - 9, 2019 (12:00pm) (22 spaces available)

Effective stewards are champions for human rights and equality. Explore what it means to be an ally, and ways that stewards can step up as allies in the workplace and the union.

SLS - Grievance handling
June 8 (9:00am) - 9, 2019 (12:00pm) (22 spaces available)

Share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.

SLS - Mediating member-to-member conflict
June 8 (9:00am) - 9, 2019 (12:00pm) (22 spaces available)

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

LET - Duty of Fair Representation
June 8 (9:00am) - 9, 2019 (12:00pm) (20 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.

LET - Financial Essentials
June 8 (9:00am) - 9, 2019 (12:00pm) (20 spaces available)

This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 

Queens University
58 University Avenue McIntosh Corry Hall
Kingston, Ontario

Member: $75
Non-member: $100

Registration fee is $75 for affiliated locals and $100 for non-affiliated locals. Please make cheque payable to: Eastern Great Lakes District CUPE Council and mail c/o Tammy Bentley, Treasurer, 1105 Pinewood Place, Kingston, ON K7N 1Y4

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.

Collette (Collette) Calvelli