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April 10 - 12, 2019



Steward Learning Series: Grievance Handling + Duty of Fair Representation + Representing Members in Front of Management + Creating Harassment Free Workplaces +Conflict Skills for Stewards + Mediating Member to Member Conflict + Notetaking + Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces + Handling Discipline and Discharge +Growing Our Mobilizing Power

SLS - Creating accommodation-friendly workplaces
Apr 10, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Learn the legal framework for the duty to accommodate, what a good accommodation process and plan look like, and what to do if the employer is not willing to provide reasonable accommodation.

SLS - Mediating member-to-member conflict
Apr 10, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

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

SLS - Conflict skills for stewards
Apr 11, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Workplace conflict is stressful and weakens the union. Learn about the sources of workplace conflict and how to choose a response that fits the situation. Practice conflict communication skills that will help you resolve conflict at work and in the union.

SLS - Handling discipline and discharge
Apr 11, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

Learn about key legal concepts and terms, and the role of stewards during an employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings.

SLS - Growing our mobilizing power
Apr 12, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Stewards can play a key role when the union needs to mobilize our members – whether it’s to support the bargaining committee, or stop the employer’s attempt to contract out our work. Learn basic mobilization theory and explore how stewards can tackle workplace problems in ways that engage more members and build the union’s power.

SLS - Notetaking
Apr 12, 2019 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

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.

Mar 25, 2019

Holiday Inn Express
320 Bay St
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario


Member: $65
Non-member: $70

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: Sault Ste Marie District CUPE Council
Mail payment to: CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office
606-421 Bay St
Sault Ste Marie
P6A 1X3

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.

Laura (Laura) Delhenty

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