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January 13 - 17, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $175 (Affiliate) | $175 (Non-affiliate)
This course provides leaders and activists with the opportunity to develop the skills and perspectives we need to build a stronger, more inclusive union.

Employers use racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against people with disabilities to divide us as workers. We’ll focus on the role the union can and does play in advancing equality and challenging employers.

This course is not about the Human Rights Code
Jan 17, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $80 (Non-affiliate)
Duty of Fair Representation & Grievance Handling
January 18 - 19, 2020 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English | $25
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.
Jan 20, 2020 | Local 2380, Barrie, Ontario | English
Unresolved workplace conflict is stressful and weakens the union. Learn about the sources of workplace conflict and how to choose a response that fits the situation. Practice conflict communication skills that will help you resolve conflict at work and in the union.
January 20 - 24, 2020 | Local 7800, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Introduction to Stewarding, Note Taking, Handling Grievances, Representing Members in Front of Management, Building Your Case, Conflict Resolution, Resolving Grievances without Going to Arbitration, Duty to Accommodate
January 21 - 24, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $25 (Non-affiliate)
Workshop daily from 9am-4pm
January 24 - 25, 2020 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English
To be effective, a strike needs to be well organized. This workshop covers the four pillars of a well run strike: administration, finance/strike pay, communications and picket schedules.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Strike Committee.
January 25 - 26, 2020 | CUPE Local 543, Windsor, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $90 (Non-affiliate)
Ergonomics, Identifying Hazards & Law & Orders
Jan 27, 2020 | CUPE Local 4000, Ottawa, Ontario | English
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… How can they benefit my local? How are groups using social media for activism? How can I deal with people’s resistance? What are the guidelines for using social media? Explore questions like these and get lots of hands-on practice in CUPE’s Social Media workshop.
January 29 - 30, 2020 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | 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 30 - 31, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Leading As a Team, Note Taking for Bargaining, How Bargaining Works
Feb 1, 2020 | Ontario Regional Office, Markham, Ontario | 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 1 - 2, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $65
ODRT offers an introductory 12 hour course that provides an overview of Ontario's compensation system. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of workers’ compensation. Parts of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act will be reviewed to give a clear understanding of what workers and employers are covered mandatorily under the compensation scheme. There will be detailed discussion regarding the legal definition of accident as well understanding what injuries are considered work-related. The Board’s legal tests that are applied in decision-making will be examined. Participants will review the statutory obligations of both workers and employers mandated by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. They will also learn what rights are provided by the legislation. Also included will be a review of Early and Safe Return to Work, the re-employment obligation and insight into the operations of the WSIB. Hands on experience interpreting and completing Board forms are included.
Feb 4, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Practice coaching members who are in conflict with other members, and work with a four-step approach to basic mediation.
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $50 (Affiliate) | $50 (Non-affiliate)
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.
February 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Leading As a Team, Note Taking for Bargaining, How Bargaining Works
February 7 - 8, 2020 | CUPE Local 12, Chatham, Ontario | English
Grievance Handling, Duty of Fair Representation, Representing Members in Front of Management, What Stewards Need to Know About Arbitration
February 7 - 8, 2020 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English | $25
We rely heavily on the written word to inform our members of their rights and to encourage them to participate in the workplace, the union and the community. Our communications, however, aren’t always as effective as we would like.

This workshop will help you develop clear writing and design skills to reach more members and make your local stronger.
February 8 - 9, 2020 | CUPE Local 543, Windsor, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $95 (Non-affiliate)
Conflict Skills for Stewards, Duty of Fair Representation & Handling Discipline & Discharge
February 8 - 9, 2020 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English | $25
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.

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