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February 18 - 19, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $50 (Affiliate) | $50 (Non-affiliate)
Examination of various aspects of labour law including an overview of the Labour Relations Act, with a focus on the Duty of Fair Representation, the Human Rights Code, with a focus on the Duty to Accommodate and collective agreement interpretation issues (estoppel, past practice, referral to arbitration).

Feb 18, 2020 | Local 1974, Kingston, Ontario | English
Aimed at new members, this 2-hour workshop will provide you with information about: how the union works, what your collective agreement says and what to do if you have problems at work.

NOTE: Please bring your collective agreement to the workshop.
Feb 19, 2020 | CUPE Local 218, Whitby, Ontario | English
Stewards can play a key role when the union needs to mobilize our members – whether it’s to support the bargaining committee, or stop the employer’s attempt to contract out our work. Learn basic mobilization theory and explore how stewards can tackle workplace problems in ways that engage more members and build the union’s power.
Feb 19, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking.
Feb 21, 2020 | Local 1750, Mississauga, 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.
Feb 21, 2020 | Local 4153, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $25
Ally Skills for Stewardds & Challenging Racism
February 21 - 22, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $25 (Non-affiliate)
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 24 - 28, 2020 | Ontario Regional Office, Markham, Ontario | English
How Bargaining Works, Mobilizing for Bargaining & Strategic Planning for Bargaining
February 27 - 28, 2020 | Hamilton Area Office, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Analyzing Your Collective Agreement, Note Taking for Bargaining, Strategic Planning for Bargaining
March 2 - 3, 2020 | Hamilton Area Office, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Analyzing Your Collective Agreement, Strategic Planning for Bargaining & Note Taking for Bargaining
Mar 3, 2020 | Windsor Area Office, Windsor, 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.
Mar 3, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking.
March 5 - 6, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $50 (Affiliate) | $50 (Non-affiliate)
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.
March 6 - 7, 2020 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English | $25
Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.
March 6 - 7, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $80 (Non-affiliate)
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.
March 6 - 7, 2020 | Local 1946, Guelph, Ontario | English
Recording Secretaries play a vital role in keeping local unions strong.
Learn how to:
• take clear and accurate meeting minutes;
• organize files;
• process and write correspondence; and
• communicate effectively with members.

NOTE: Please bring your local bylaws, sample meeting notices, sample membership meeting minutes and a laptop or tablet (if you have one) to the workshop.
Mar 7, 2020 | CUPE Peel Area Office, Mississauga, Ontario | 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.

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