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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 | 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 | 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 7 - 8, 2020 | CUPE Peel Area Office, Mississauga, Ontario | English | $30 (Affiliate) | $40 (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.
March 7 - 8, 2020 | Local 2620, Oakville, 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.
March 7 - 8, 2020 | Local 4222, London, 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.
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.
March 9 - 10, 2020 | Local 1287, Thorold, Ontario | English
This workshop gives bargaining committee members the training they need, when they need it, so they can get the best deal possible for their members. It is delivered by the national servicing rep and happens in stages throughout negotiations. The workshop explores how to work effectively in caucus, as well as at the bargaining table.

NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.
Mar 10, 2020 | Local 1287, Thorold, Ontario | English
Bargaining notes are critical – during bargaining and when new language is being implemented after bargaining has ended. Learn how to read the room, understand body language, take good notes, and store notes after bargaining.

NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.
Mar 11, 2020 | Local 1287, Thorold, Ontario | English
In this workshop, the local executive:
• analyzes the internal and external factors that impact bargaining;
• sets goals for bargaining;
• prepares a work plan to steer them through the bargaining process.

NOTE: This workshop is for the local executive.
Mar 14, 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.

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