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December 13 - 15, 2019 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
With the right vision, your local can be stronger.
This workshop covers:
• issues, problems and solutions that are relevant to your local
• strategies for making your local more inclusive
• an action plan to strengthen your local
Dec 17, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.
January 3 - 4, 2020 | TBD, Medicine Hat, Alberta | English
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.
Jan 9, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.
January 10 - 11, 2020 | CUPE Local 417, Red Deer, Alberta | English
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.
January 17 - 18, 2020 | TBD, Edson, Alberta | English
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.
January 17 - 18, 2020 | Local 408 Office, Lethbridge, Alberta | English
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.
January 17 - 18, 2020 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
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.
Jan 21, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.
January 24 - 25, 2020 | Calgary, Alberta | English
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.
Jan 25, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
This workshop will help you build union solidarity in locals where some members of the union supervise other members. It provides tips on how unionized supervisors can carry out their duties and discusses how locals can ensure that tensions between supervisors and those supervised don’t get in the way of the local union’s activities.
Feb 6, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
This workshop covers what racism looks like in the workplace, and your role as a steward in challenging it.
February 7 - 9, 2020 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
This workshop covers two modules:
-Financial Essentials
-Financial Officers
Feb 18, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
As employers pull back resources, they expect workers to do more with less. This module will examine workload, the cause and effects of overwork, and strategies to overcome the ever increasing workload that is damaging not just our health at work, but the relationship we have outside of work.
February 21 - 22, 2020 | TBD, Pincher Creek, Alberta | English
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.
February 21 - 22, 2020 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
Pensions are our deferred wages. That’s what makes them a union issue – whether you’re trying to get a workplace pension for your members or are trying to protect the one you have.
In this workshop, you’ll learn about:
• Government pensions – the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Program and the Guaranteed Income Supplement;
• The different kinds of workplace plans and why some are better than others;
• The attacks on workers’ pensions – and how we can fight back as union members.
February 21 - 22, 2020 | Calgary, Alberta | English
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.
February 28 - 29, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
How do we recognize harassment`and bullying? What are the impacts of harassment and bullying? What can the union do about it?
This workshop will help you understand:
• what harassment and bullying;
• how to handle complaints;
• how to use contract language, education, and workplace policy to prevent harassment and bullying.
February 28 - 29, 2020 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
This course serves as an introduction into the world of health and safety and explores different basic concepts such as:
• Identification of hazards;
• Hierarchy of controls;
• The basic role of health and safety committees;
• Basics on the right to refuse.

NOTE: See more Health and Safety courses in the Health and Safety Learning Series.
Mar 5, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Reflect on sexism and its social and economic impact. Learn ways to challenge sexism in the workplace and protect members’ rights.
March 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
How do we recognize harassment`and bullying? What are the impacts of harassment and bullying? What can the union do about it?
This workshop will help you understand:
• what harassment and bullying;
• how to handle complaints;
• how to use contract language, education, and workplace policy to prevent harassment and bullying.
March 6 - 7, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.


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