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August 13 - 17, 2019



Conflict Resolution, How Bargaining Works, Note Taking for Bargaining, Analyzing Your Collective Agreement, At the Table

Conflict Resolution
Aug 13, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

Conflict is a natural part of our lives. Learning to handle it well improves relationships with other members, co-workers and the employer. In this workshop, you will: • deepen your understanding of conflict; • strengthen your communication skills; • practice responding to conflict.

BARG - How Bargaining Works
Aug 14, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

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 - Notetaking for bargaining
Aug 14, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

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.

BARG - Analyzing your Collective Agreement
Aug 15, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)

In this workshop, the local executive: • analyzes their contract and identifies gaps; • learns about the Collective Agreement Information System (CAIS) and the importance of using clear language. NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive.

BARG - At the Bargaining Table
Aug 16, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Aug 17, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)

This workshop gives bargaining committee members the training they need, when they need it, so they can get the best deal possible for their members. It is delivered by the national servicing rep and happens in stages throughout negotiations. The workshop explores how to work effectively in caucus, as well as at the bargaining table. NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.

Deerhurst Resort
1235 Deerhurst Drive
Huntsville, Ontario

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

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