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January 28 - 31, 2024

CUPE Local 5430 members MUST register through their Regional Office.



Saskatchewan Winter School 2024

On behalf of CUPE Union Education Branch please find the program brochure at the following link:

Track 1 - Human Rights
Track 2 - Member Communications and Media
Track 3 - Representation
Track 4 - Leadership

CUPE National has a vaccine policy and you can read it here:

The policy applies to CUPE National organized events, including Union Education workshops and National meetings and conferences.

All staff and members are encouraged to complete daily self-screening before attending any CUPE event, and to stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19, or any other infectious disease, including the flu, common cold, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), etc.

Masking and physical distancing of six feet is encouraged, but no longer mandatory.

In registering for this event, it is understood that you agree to comply with the protocols that may be established.

These workshops are for those interested in aspects of human rights and in earning a deeper understanding of the problems facing members and other people from equity-deserving and seeking groups. • When Disabled and Queer Intersect – personal perspectives on Oppression, Safe-Spaces, Accommodation, and Accessibility in Saskatchewan workplaces; • Challenging Racism in the Workplace; • Representing Gender and Sexually Diverse Members in the Workplace; and • Human Rights Setbacks.

SLS - Challenging racism in the workplace
Jan 29, 2024 (9:00am-12:00pm (Saskatchewan))

This workshop covers what racism looks like in the workplace, and your role as a steward in challenging it.

SLS - Representing gender and sexually diverse members
Jan 29, 2024 (1:00pm-4:30pm (Saskatchewan))

Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia play out in our workplaces, locals, and communities. Learn how to challenge these kinds of discrimination, and respectfully represent gender and sexually diverse members in your workplace.

When Disabled and Queer Intersect
Jan 30, 2024 (9:00am-4:30pm (Saskatchewan))

Personal perspectives on Oppression, Safe-Spaces, Accommodation, and Accessibility in Saskatchewan workplaces.

Human Rights Setbacks
Jan 31, 2024 (9:00am-11:00am (Saskatchewan))

Human Rights Setbacks

Member Communications and Media
January 29 (9:00am) - 31, 2024 (11:00am)

Unlock the power of communication and media for your locals. In this course you will gain essential skills to amplify your message, engage members, and navigate the ever-evolving media landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your local’s voice and impact. Register to up your communications game!

This class will be comprised of five workshops from CUPE’s renowned Steward Learning Series. The workshops included will be: • Literacy Awareness; • Handling Discipline and Discharge; • Grievance Handling; • Creating Harassment Free Workplaces; and • Psychologically Safe Workplaces.

SLS - HS - Preventing Mental Injuries at Work
Jan 29, 2024 (9:00am-12:00pm (Saskatchewan))

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 or a contributor to mental health issues, and not the individual. Discuss strategies and actions that actually help make workplaces psychologically healthier and safer.

SLS - Creating harassment-free workplaces
Jan 29, 2024 (1:00pm-4:30pm (Saskatchewan))

Learn how to recognize harassment, educate members about harassment, and represent members who are involved in harassment complaints.

SLS - Grievance handling
Jan 30, 2024 (9:00am-12:00pm (Saskatchewan))

Share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances. NOTE: Please bring your collective agreement and Steward Handbook to the workshop.

SLS - Handling discipline and discharge
Jan 30, 2024 (1:00pm-4:30pm (Saskatchewan))

Learn about key legal concepts and terms, and the role of stewards during an employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings. NOTE: Please bring your collective agreement and Steward Handbook to the workshop.

SLS - Literacy awareness
Jan 31, 2024 (9:00am-11:00am (Saskatchewan))

Literacy affects all of us at work. Learning new computer programs, understanding collective agreements, completing forms, or writing reports can all pose barriers for our members. Learn about how stewards can increase literacy awareness, and help make the union inclusive and accessible to members.

Workshops from our important Local Executive Training Series. • Parliamentary Procedure; • Bylaws Essentials; and • Conflict Ready Executives. Leading within your union local has many facets, including how to run an effective meeting, and devising or revising bylaws so they speak for and to the needs of your members and are not just empty words that no one understands. These workshops will inform you about parliamentary procedure, and the important elements of good bylaws. A further section on Conflict-Ready executives allows your local and executive board to prepare for and understand the inevitable conflicts that arise as unionists work together.

LET - Parliamentary Procedure
January 29 (9:00am) - 30, 2024 (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. NOTE: Please bring a copy of your local bylaws to the workshop.

LET - Bylaw Essentials
Jan 30, 2024 (1:00pm-4:30pm (Saskatchewan))

Good bylaws are an essential component of a well-functioning local. In this workshop, you will learn the principles of good bylaws and how to make sure they 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. NOTE: Please bring your local bylaws to the workshop.

LET - Conflict-Ready Executives
Jan 31, 2024 (9:00am-11:00am (Saskatchewan))

In this workshop, participants will explore: - The value of conflict for effective groups - How our beliefs about conflict shape how we respond - The kinds of conflict executives struggle with - Productive ways to resolve conflict on an executive

Jan 3, 2024

Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa
24 Fairford Street E.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan



Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Payment must be received by Tuesday, January 2, 2024 or your seat will be released.

Please make cheques payable to: CUPE

Mail payment to:
CUPE Saskatoon Area Office
250 Cardinal Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6H8

Please note that these workshops 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

Refund Policy:
 Full refund up to January 10, 2024
 No refund after January 10, 2024

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.

Kim Draeger