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February 20 - 23, 2020



Courses offered are:
1. Bargaining
2. Advanced Health and Safety Learning Series
3. Advanced Steward Learning Series
4. Understanding Equity

BARG - Analyzing your Collective Agreement
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm)

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
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (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.

BARG - How Bargaining Works
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm)

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.

HS - Ergonomics
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

This module looks at the musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, such as strains or carpal tunnel syndrome, the risk factors, and the employers’ obligations to prevent these types of injuries.

HS - Law and Orders
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

This module covers the basic origins of health and safety law, how to find, read and interpret relevant section of law and highlights some of the more important aspects of the specific health and safety law that applies to you.

HS - Recommendations and notetaking
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

Learn how to takes notes at committee meetings and prepare recommendations. This workshop should be taken after the Health & Safety Series - Making Committees Work workshop.

HS - Understanding Mental Injuries at Work
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

New forms of work, job insecurity, work intensification, high demands, violence and a resulting poor work-life balance are resulting in psychosocial and mental health problems in CUPE workplaces. This module focuses on the workplace as the cause of mental health issues, and not the individual. Discuss strategies and actions that actually help make workplaces psychologically healthier and safer.

HS - Violence Prevention
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (9 spaces available)

This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace, and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work. We examine relevant health and safety law, and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.

SLS - Conflict skills for stewards
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm)

Unresolved 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 - Duty of fair representation
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm)

Learn about where stewards get their authority in the workplace, the duty of fair representation, and other labour laws that cover the workplace.

SLS - Psychologically safe workplaces
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm)

What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychological hazards in a workplace, and the role of the steward in eliminating psychological hazards.

SLS - Representing members in front of management
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm)

This module equips stewards to be proactive when meeting with management. Learn tips for effective meetings, and build confidence by practicing meeting situations.

SLS - Taking on privatization
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm)

Learn about different forms of privatization in CUPE workplaces, how it impacts our members, services, and the public, and what stewards can do about it.

SLS - Challenging sexism in the workplace
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (11 spaces available)

Reflect on sexism and its social and economic impact. Learn ways to challenge sexism in the workplace and protect members’ rights.

Women Breaking Barriers
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (11 spaces available)

Learn about women’s oppression, politics and social change – all from a woman’s perspective. Explore the barriers, challenges and opportunities for women in the union. Discover your own personal leadership style and develop a plan for your personal next step. NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.

Women Speaking Up
February 20 (6:00pm) - 23, 2020 (12:00pm) (11 spaces available)

Feel more comfortable “speaking up” in different situations – speeches, meetings, and one-on-one communication. In this workshop, you will: • know what makes a speech or presentation effective; • learn and practice tips for dealing with nervousness; • prepare an outline for a speech or presentation; • gain experience speaking in front of a supportive group. NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.

Feb 20, 2020

Lakeview Gimli Resort & Conference
Box 1860, 10 Centre Street
Gimli, Manitoba


Locals are responsible for booking their delegates' accommodations. Rooms have been block-booked at the Lakeview Gimli Resort & Conference. Please make reservations directly with the hotel by calling (204) 642-8565 prior to January 20, 2020 quoting "CUPE Winter School 2020".

Your registration is not final until payment is received.

Please make cheques payable to: CUPE/SCFP
Mail payment to:
Annalyn Jimeno
Manitoba Regional Office
703-275 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6

Registration - Jan 20, 2020
Bursary Application - Jan 20, 2020
Accommodation - Jan 20, 2020

Refund Policy:
- up to Friday, Feb 5, 2020: FULL REFUND
- after Friday, Feb 5, 2020: NO REFUND

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:
Annalyn Jimeno
Manitoba Regional Office
703-275 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6

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.

Annalyn Jimeno