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October 27 - November 1, 2019

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CUPE/SCFP

This is a school for activists new and old, who want to take-on austerity, tackle #metoo, and strengthen their bargaining power.

Grow your local’s ability to mobilize, learn how to be an effective leader; stop harassment and gendered violence in the workplace.

On behalf of CUPE Union Development and CUPE Atlantic , please find the program brochure at the following link:

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Program 1: Combating Harassment, Bullying, and Violence at Work and in the Union
October 28 (9:00am) - November 1, 2019 (12:00pm) (14 spaces available)

All workers have a right to respect at work. Employers have a legal obligation to maintain safe and respectful workplaces. Everyone can participate to create a healthy environment - at work and in the union. Combating harassment, bullying and violence at work and in the union will help us to: - define respect at work - recognize harassment, bullying and violence - identify the impact - know how to get support and file complaints - exercise the power of our collective agreements, policies and procedures and the law - feel empowered to stop and prevent it. PLEASE BRING… a copy of your collective agreement and a copy of your employer’s harassment/respectful workplace policy/procedures/program, if it exists

Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities. Good bylaws are an essential component of a well-functioning local. In this workshop, participants will learn the principals of good bylaws and how to make sure the bylaws are in compliance with CUPE’s national constitution. We’ll also look at how clear language bylaws help our members get involved in the work of the union. And, acquire the nitty-gritty of parliamentary procedures: the rules of order when chairing union meetings. Learn about the role of the chair and the different elements (motions, amendments, points of order, etc.). Get a chance to put the learning into practice.

LET - By-Law Essentials
October 28 (9:00am) - November 1, 2019 (12:00pm) (6 spaces available)

Good bylaws are an essential component of a well-functioning local. In this workshop, participants will learn the principals of good bylaws and how to make sure the bylaws are in compliance with CUPE’s national constitution. We’ll also look at how clear language bylaws help our members get involved in the work of the union.

LET - Leadership Essentials
October 28 (9:00am) - November 1, 2019 (12:00pm) (6 spaces available)

Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.

LET - Parliamentary Procedure
October 28 (9:00am) - November 1, 2019 (12:00pm) (6 spaces available)

This workshop is about following rules of order when chairing union meetings. Learn about the role of the chair and the different elements (motions, amendments, points of order, etc.). Get a chance to put the learning into practice.

LET Essentials for Inclusive Unions
October 28 (9:00am) - November 1, 2019 (12:00pm) (6 spaces available)

As activists in our unions, we often ask why members are not more involved. This workshop asks a different question: Who is involved and who isn't and what might be some reasons why? How might our unconscious biases contribute to this? How can we represent members in a way that invites those on the margins to get involved and to see the union as place where they want to make a difference?

BARG - Bargaining solidarity
October 28 (9:00am) - November 1, 2019 (12:00pm) (15 spaces available)

This workshop uses an intensive roleplay to help union activists develop the skills they need to build and maintain solidarity throughout the bargaining process. Discussions include analyzing internal and external forces that influence collective bargaining, identifying effective strategies and tactics for engaging members, and thinking about ways to reach marginalized members. NOTE: This workshop is for activists who want to learn how to use collective bargaining to build union power. This is not a “learn how to bargain” workshop.

Sep 23, 2019

The Wilds Resort
299 Salmonier Line
Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Please note that a workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.
Full refund up to September 23, 2019
No refund after September 23, 2019

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to: jscott@cupe.ca

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.

Jessica (Jessica) Scott
jscott@cupe.ca