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April 18 - 19, 2020



Workshops are all 1.5 days. You can only select 1

Introduction to Stewarding
Apr 18, 2020 (9:00am-4:00pm)

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: Participants should bring a copy of their collective agreement to the workshop. See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.

SLS - Notetaking
Apr 19, 2020 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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.

LET - Parliamentary Procedure
Apr 18, 2020 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Apr 19, 2020 (9:00am-12:00pm)

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.

BARG - At the Bargaining Table
Apr 18, 2020 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Apr 19, 2020 (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.

Duty to Accommodate
Apr 18, 2020 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Apr 19, 2020 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and unions under the Duty to Accommodate. In this workshop you will: • explore case law, key concepts and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law; • learn to make the case for accommodating workers and how to help union representatives and employers come up with appropriate accommodations for members; • Look at how we can break down stereotypes and stigma to support the accommodation process for those who need it.

La Place Rendez Vous
1201 Idylwild DR.
Fort Frances, Ontario

Affiliate: $70
Non-affiliate: $95

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: Northwestern Ontario CUPE Council
Mail payment to: CUPE Lakehead Area Office
200-1159 Alloy Drive
Thunder Bay ON
P7B 6M8

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.

Karen Desgagne