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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 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.
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 | 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.


Mar 17, 2020 | Quality Inn and Conference Centre, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English | $40
We are offering three different workshops.

Let's be the change we want to see in our province!
Hear from the AFL about their active campaigns to defend worker's rights, then build skills to get involved in the fight!
Your options:

1. Lobbying: Explore the issues facing Albertans that are most important to you, and learn how to influence politicians to get the solutions we want to see!

2. Member engagement: If you build it they will come? Learn to plan an effective mobilization and strategize to get your members participating.

3. Learning About First Peoples

Join us for this special opportunity to spend a day learning about and from the First Peoples of this land.

The day will begin with a workshop where you will:

• learn about Canada and Alberta’s history of colonialism;
• engage in some myth-busting;
• explore ways to build solidarity with Indigenous workers; and
• find ways to be an ally to support reconciliation in the workplace and in our union.

In the afternoon, you will deepen your understanding of First Peoples and their traditions by:

• opening the circle to the stories and teachings of Elder Julia McDougall;
• learning about the land we are gathering on;
• receiving the teachings of the medicine bag; and
• crafting medicine bags for the Aboriginal Council.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for Indigenous members in CUPE.


Mar 24, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
This module looks at the impact of the physical and social work environment on women’s health, and ways to influence research, policy and practice to reduce the health disparities related to gender.
Apr 2, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Effective stewards are champions for human rights and equality. Explore what it means to be an ally, and ways that stewards can step up as allies in the workplace and the union.
Apr 21, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.
May 7, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
We keep hearing that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. How do these trends impact our lives as workers and union members? What is needed from us as stewards in these times of growing economic inequality?
May 8 - 9, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, 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.
Jun 4, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Learn about Canada’s history of colonialism, engage in some myth-busting, and explore ways that stewards can build solidarity with Indigenous workers and support reconciliation in the workplace.
Jun 16, 2020 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.

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