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May 5, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.

NOTE: Please bring your collective agreement and Steward Handbook to the workshop.
May 7 - 8, 2020 | CUPE North Bay Area Office, North Bay, Ontario | English | $25 (Affiliate) | $30 (Non-affiliate)
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.
May 7 - 8, 2020 | CUPE Kenora Area Office, Kenora, Ontario | English | $30 (Affiliate) | $45 (Non-affiliate)
Health & Safety An Introduction and Basics of Incident Investigations
May 8 - 9, 2020 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English
Basics of Incident Investigation, Mediating Member to Member Conflict, Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces
May 9 - 10, 2020 | CUPE Local 1011, Burlington, Ontario | English | $25
HS - Basics of Incident Investigations, SLS - Mediating Member to Member Conflict & SLS - Creating Accommodation Friendly Workplaces
May 11 - 15, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $160 (Affiliate) | $165 (Non-affiliate)
This 30 hour course is for those who work as or desire to work as Return to Work Specialists. The course focuses on the process of helping injured workers return to work as quickly and safely as possible, with dignity and job security. Topics include: identifying and overcoming barriers in the RTW process, determining essential duties, identifying and offering short term and long term suitable work, how to develop accommodation and job restructuring plans, worker obligations, disability related legal principles including the duty to accommodate, the employers’ obligation under legislation, contract language, RTW committees, Labour Market Re-entry services and RTW mediation. Graduates of this course will be prepared to immediately impact on re-employment at their individual workplaces. Their contributions can result in significant cost savings for the employer and the Board alike. Pre-requisites are Level I and II ODRT courses or equivalency.
May 11 - 12, 2020 | Local 1287, Thorold, 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.
May 15, 2020 | Local 4153, Hamilton, Ontario | English
Handling Discipline & Discharge & Representing Members in Front of Management
May 20, 2020 | CUPE Local 218, Whitby, Ontario | English
We keep hearing that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. How do these trends impact our lives as workers and union members? What is needed from us as stewards in these times of growing economic inequality?
May 22 - 23, 2020 | CUPE Sault Ste Marie Area Office, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $25 (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.
May 26 - 27, 2020 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $30 (Non-affiliate)
Level 1 Rights and Obligations
May 28 - 29, 2020 | CUPE Sudbury Area Office, Sudbury, Ontario | English | $20 (Affiliate) | $30 (Non-affiliate)
WSIB Level 2 Benefits and Services
June 6 - 7, 2020 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $115 (Affiliate) | $120 (Non-affiliate)
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.
Jun 6, 2020 | Ontario Regional Office, Markham, Ontario | English
SLS - Conflict Skills for Stewards & Psychologically Safe & Healthly Workplaces
Jun 10, 2020 | Local 5167, Hamilton, Ontario | English
This module covers the basic origins of health and safety law, how to find, read and interpret relevant section of law and highlights some of the more important aspects of the specific health and safety law that applies to you.

NOTE: Please bring your binder and Health and Safety Committee Resource Kit.

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