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November 16 - 17, 2019



Durham & Northumberland District CUPE Council Fall School

Introduction to Stewarding
Nov 16, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm) (5 spaces available)
Nov 17, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm) (5 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.

Job Evaluation
Nov 16, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm) (14 spaces available)
Nov 17, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm) (14 spaces available)

This workshop will interest you if your local is thinking about a joint job evaluation program for pay equity purposes, or if you have new joint pay equity committee members. It covers topics such as collection of job information, rating jobs, weights, banding, selection of male comparators, job-to-job and proportional value comparisons and achieving/maintaining pay equity.

LET - Financial Officers
Nov 16, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm) (2 spaces available)
Nov 17, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm) (2 spaces available)

Once secretary-treasurers and trustees complete the Financial Essentials 1-day workshop, they will spend Day 2 learning about bookkeeping and auditing. Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union's funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees. Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union's books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union's financial health. LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.

Transforming Conflict
Nov 16, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm) (19 spaces available)
Nov 17, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm) (19 spaces available)

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.

Durham College Skills Training Centre - Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, Ontario

Affiliate: $75
Non-affiliate: $90

Cost is $75 Affiliated Locals, $90 Non Affiliated Locals for all workshops. Registration fee includes course materials, lunch, snacks for breaks and coffee/tea/juice on Saturday. Please advise of any food allergies in advance of the school.

Please make all cheques payable to the the Durham/Northumberland CUPE Council and forward to:

CUPE Oshawa Area Office
Oshawa Centre Galleria
419 King St. W., Suite 104
Oshawa, ON L1J 2K5
Tel (905) 433-4760
Fax (905) 433-2969

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: Collette Calvelli,, 80 Commerce Valley Drive East, MARKHAM, Ontario L3T 0B2

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 Calvelli