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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 3, 2020 | Local 1287, Thorold, Ontario | English
Staff work with locals to put together a strategic planning session. Strategic planning is a collaborative way to set achievable and measurable goals for your local. It will help you determine what will be implemented over a matter of weeks and years so your local can evolve and grow to serve your membership better. It is also a way to build capacity and activism within your local. This is not an off the shelf workshop. Each situation is different and requires a tailor made approach.
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.
Feb 5, 2020 | Peterborough Area Office, Peterborough, 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.
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 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 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
Feb 8, 2020 | CUPE Peel Area Office, Mississauga, Ontario | English
This workshop prepares participants to lobby local, municipal, school board, provincial or federal level politicians. By registering for the workshop, participants commit to participate in a lobby that will be arranged with CUPE in the weeks or months that follow. Locals are encouraged to send a mix of newer activists along with more seasoned members to participate. The workshop can be for mixed group of sectors, focussing on different issues, or for building lobby skills around a single issue, campaign or sector.

NOTE: This workshop is well-suited to inviting allies from community groups and other unions to learn and prepare to lobby along with CUPE members.
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.
Feb 12, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Learn how to identify root causes of workplace incidents, injuries, and diseases, common routes of entry of toxic substances, and your role in the investigation process.
February 12 - 13, 2020 | CUPE Local 4705, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $30 (Non-affiliate)
Grievance Handling; Disability & Ableism in the Workplace; Mediating Member to Member Conflict; Stewards and Health & Safety
Feb 13, 2020 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | English
Explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members dealing with mental health issues. Learn how to challenge stigma, and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.
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 4153, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $25
Ally Skills for Stewardds & Challenging Racism
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.
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.

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