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March 29 - 30, 2023



The two-day workshops will cover Financial Essentials, Financial Officers, and Bill 32 Ledger Training.

LET - Financial Essentials
Mar 29, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Mountain)) (5 spaces available)

This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 

LET - Financial Officers
Mar 30, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm (Mountain)) (5 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.

Bill 32 Ledger Training
Mar 30, 2023 (4:00pm-5:00pm (Mountain)) (5 spaces available)

In the summer of 2020, Jason Kenney’s Conservative Government introduced Bill 32. This anti-union legislation erodes the democratic rights of unions to be self-managing and that restricts the way in which a Local can use money that is collected from dues. As a Financial Officer, it could mean some significant changes in how you track and report your Local's finances. To help Locals comply with the upcoming implementation of the legislation, the CUPE ledger has been altered to meet the data collection and reporting requirements as defined in the legislation.

Local 70 Office
420 Mayor Magrath Drive North
Lethbridge, Alberta

There is significant demand for our workshops. If you need to cancel your registration, please email as soon as possible.

Thanks for your interest in CUPE’s Union Education Program and for your ongoing leadership in our union!

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.

Monica Zeniuk

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