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May 3 - 4, 2018 | Villégiature Deux Rivières, Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick | French
Before you start the series, you must complete the 9-hour Introduction to Stewarding workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours.

To receive a Steward Learning Series Certificate, you must complete:
All modules in Section A
At least 7 modules of your choice from Section B, including at least 3 Equality Modules (with an *)
The modules don’t have to be taken in any particular order
May 11, 2018 | Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, New Brunswick | English
Handling Discipline and Discharge
Learn about key legal concepts and terms, the role of the stewards during the employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings, and how to develop effective arguments.

Representing Members in Front of Management
This module equips stewards to be proactive when meeting with management. Learn tips for effective meetings and build confidence by practicing meeting situations.
May 17 - 18, 2018 | CUPE Bathurst, Beresford, New Brunswick | English
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 change to put the learning into practice.
May 22 - 23, 2018 | CUPE Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick | English
H&S: Making Committees Work
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.
Basics of Incident Investigation
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.
Violence Prevention in the Workplace
This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work. We examine relevant health and safety law and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.


May 24 - 25, 2018 | CUPE Edmundston, Edmundston, New Brunswick | French
Learn about CUPE structure and about the values and principles of the labour movement. Understand the roles and responsibilities of elected officers, the bylaws and constitution that structure our organization. Leave knowing how to make your voice heard at a union meeting and how to participate in the decisions of your union.
May 31 - June 1, 2018 | Days Inn & Suites Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick | English
Workload and Overwork
As employers pull back resources, they expect workers to do more with less. This module will examine workload, the cause and effects of overwork, and strategies to overcome the ever-increasing workload that is damaging not just our health at work but also the relationships we have outside of work.

Violence Prevention in the Workplace
This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work. We examine relevant health and safety law and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.

Indoor Air Quality (Being created - no description available at the moment)
June 5 - 6, 2018 | Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, New Brunswick | English
Creating an Accommodation-Friendly Workplace
Learn the legal framework for the duty to accommodate, what a good accommodation process and plan look like, and what to do if the employer is not willing to provide reasonable accommodation.
Handling Grievances
In this module stewards teach each other “best practices” and share strategies for handling difficult grievances.
Mobilizing Workers
Stewards can play a key role when the union needs to mobilize its members. Learn basic mobilization theory and practice new skills by working with current CUPE campaigns.



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