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Apr 13, 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.
April 14 - 19, 2020 | La Place Rendez Vous Hotel and Convention, Fort Frances, Ontario | English | $250 (Affiliate) | $275 (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.
Apr 15, 2020 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $50 (Affiliate) | $50 (Non-affiliate)
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.
Apr 15, 2020 | Local 1974, Kingston, 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.
Apr 15, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
This module explores the structure, role and function of health and safety committees, their strengths and limitations, and how they can best work within the legislative framework, and within our union.

NOTE: This workshop should be taken before "HS - Recommendations and notetaking"
Apr 15, 2020 | CUPE Local 218, Whitby, Ontario | English
Cannabis legalization puts Canada on the cutting edge in both the medicinal and recreational use of this remarkable product. However this is likely to result in a learning curve in the workplace. The issues that will arise will in some ways analogous to the issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis, which we have dealt with since it was mandated by the Supreme Court. However there will also be new issues regarding impairment that will be new and challenging. This presentation will seek to address such issues.
April 16 - 17, 2020 | CUPE Local 905, Newmarket, Ontario | English | $20
Representing Members in Front of Management, Grievance Handling, Creating An Harassment Free Workplace, Growing Our Mobilizing Power
April 17 - 18, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $25 (Non-affiliate)
Financial Essentials and Financial Officers
Apr 17, 2020 | Local 4153, Hamilton, Ontario | English | $25
Conflict Skills & Creating Harassment Free Workplaces
April 17 - 18, 2020 | Local 1011, Burlington, 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.
Apr 18, 2020 | Ontario Regional Office, Markham, Ontario | English
Grievance Handling & Representing Members in Front of Management
April 18 - 19, 2020 | La Place Rendez Vous, Fort Frances, Ontario | English | $70 (Affiliate) | $95 (Non-affiliate)
Workshops are all 1.5 days. You can only select 1
April 25 - 26, 2020 | Durham College Skills Training Centre - Whitby Campus, Whitby, Ontario | English | $100 (Affiliate) | $120 (Non-affiliate)
Parliamentary Procedure, Financial Officers
April 25 - 26, 2020 | CUPE Local 543, Windsor, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $95 (Non-affiliate)
Note Taking, Mediating Member to Member Conflict & Grievance Handling
April 25 - 26, 2020 | Local 4222, London, Ontario | English | $25
Creating Harassment Free Workplaces, Mediating Member to Member Conflict, Ally Skills for Stewards & Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces
April 26 - May 1, 2020 | White Oaks Resort & Spa, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario | English | $1825
David Saunders (1957 – 2007) was a former employee of the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo and a long time dedicated member and employee of CUPE. Beginning in 1986, David served as a National Representative in Barrie, Toronto, Windsor and Peterborough. He was also an Education Representative who believed in the power of education for workers. David’s vision was to have one big weeklong school in Ontario and organized such a school in May 2007. Sadly, Dave passed away in October 2007 and this school is named in his memory.
Apr 29, 2020 | Barrie Area Office, Barrie, Ontario | English
What Stewards Need to Know about Bargaining & Note Taking
May 1 - 2, 2020 | Local 1946, Guelph, Ontario | English
Financial Essentials & Financial Officers
May 2 - 3, 2020 | Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $90 (Non-affiliate)
Niagara District CUPE Council School
May 2 - 3, 2020 | CUPE Local 543, Windsor, Ontario | English | $75 (Affiliate) | $95 (Non-affiliate)
Conflict is a natural part of our lives. Learning to handle it well improves relationships with other members, co-workers and the employer.
In this workshop, you will:
• deepen your understanding of conflict;
• strengthen your communication skills;
• practice responding to conflict.


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