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October 13 - 14, 2018 | CUPE St. John's Area Office, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
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.
October 13 - 14, 2018 | CUPE Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick | 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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
October 15 - 16, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Valley Area Office, Pembroke, Ontario | English | $20 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
Intro to Stewarding and Notetaking
Oct 15, 2018 | Local 79, Toronto, Ontario | English
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.
Oct 16, 2018 | CUPE Local 1004, Vancouver, British Columbia | English
What Stewards Need to Know About Health & Safety
Creating Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces
October 17 - 18, 2018 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | English
Unions have led the charge for shorter work weeks, health and safety legislation, collective bargaining rights, benefit and pension programs, and much more. Now unions are under attack.
In this workshop, we will explore:
• the history of unions in Canada and key moments in CUPE’s 50 year history;
• why unions are under attack;
• who benefits when workers’ rights are weakened;
• what we can learn from our history to help us move forward and build our power at the bargaining table and in the political arena.
October 18 - 19, 2018 | CUPE Moncton, Dieppe, New Brunswick | French
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: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
October 18 - 21, 2018 | Best Western Truro Glengarry, Truro, Nova Scotia | English | $100
Dear Sisters, Brothers, Friends!

Where is our beautiful world? What should it look, how should it sound, how can we find it? Let’s figure out how to get there at our CUPE Nova Scotia “All Committees” conference where we will collectively, grapple with these questions and more.

Six courses are listed on this site and to begin this learning journey we’d like you to identify your top four choices. We will do our best to match your top four choices to the courses, but do keep in mind, you *may* not be assigned all four. Don’t be alarmed – our goal is to insure you learn, be inspired, and challenged in any and all. On a less poetic note two items to keep in mind:

1. Please ensure you’ve contacted your local about whether your costs will be covered (if they aren’t covered and you don’t show up this causes a fair bit of scheduling mayhem – really detracts from the beautiful world pursuit); and

2. Please ignore the times for the courses indicated on the CUPE National website. The website cannot function without the times, they are meaningless to your selection. All of this will make more sense when you arrive at the conference where you will find plenty of folks around to help you. In other words, don’t be intimidated by our new technology – just part of our new beautiful world.

Please use the following link to access the 2018 CUPE NS All Committee's Conference brochure:

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October 19 - 20, 2018 | Local 966, Mississauga, Ontario | English
This 12 hour course provides participants with the knowledge of the benefits and services available and how to properly conduct themselves as representatives in the workers’ compensation system. Benefits and services will be explained in detail, including NEL, FEL, LOE, LMR and PPD. Participants will be shown how the Board calculates injured workers’ benefits. Short term and long term calculations will be explained so that participants understand what and when monetary items such as overtime are included in the worker’s earnings basis. Legislative and policy changes including Bills 162, 165, 15 and 99 will be discussed. Participants will gain an appreciation of the Board’s Service Delivery Model which will foster better interaction techniques. Participants will learn how to examine claim files and master the art of communication with physicians and Board staff. Hands on experience will be received through a series of exercises using a Board file. Pre-requisites are the Level 1 ODRT course or equivalency.
October 20 - 21, 2018 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English | $75 (Member) | $90 (Non-member)
Niagara District CUPE Council School
Oct 20, 2018 | Local 416, Toronto, Ontario | English
In this module, stewards practice coaching members who are in conflict with other members, and work with a four-step approach to basic mediation techniques.
October 23 - 24, 2018 | CUPE Dalhousie, Dalhousie, New Brunswick | English
Before you start the series, you must complete the 9-hour Introduction to Stewarding workshop. After that, ou 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 do not have to be taken in any particular order.
Oct 23, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Good grievance handling means keeping well organized files. Learn how to research a case thoroughly, how to separate facts from opinions, and tips for taking good notes.
October 25 - 26, 2018 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | English
Two-day workshop on Understanding Mental Health Injuries at Work, Violence Prevention, and Identifying and Documenting Hazards.
Oct 25, 2018 | Kikiwak Inn, Opaskwayak, Manitoba | English | $45
This workshop will help you build union solidarity in locals where some members of the union supervise other members. It provides tips on how unionized supervisors can carry out their duties and discusses how locals can ensure that tensions between supervisors and those supervised don’t get in the way of the local union’s activities.
October 25 - 26, 2018 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
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

October 26 - 28, 2018 | CUPE Local 37 Hall, Calgary, Alberta | English
The following workshops will be offered at the fall school:
*Introduction to Health & Safety
*Steward Learning Series - Mediating Member to Member Conflict/Handling Discipline and Discharge/Challenging Homophobia in the Workplace
*CURC - Pre-Retirement Workshop
October 26 - 27, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
With the right vision, your local can be stronger.
This workshop covers:
• issues, problems and solutions that are relevant to your local
• strategies for making your local more inclusive
• an action plan to strengthen your local
October 27 - 28, 2018 | CUPE Sydney Area office, Sydney, Nova Scotia | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.

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 order.
October 27 - 28, 2018 | Mariners Centre, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia | English
These series of workshops are designed to provide health and safety basics and develop core skills, support participants to think about the different ways health and safety connects to human rights in our union and our community, and to deal with specific workplace hazards and methods for removing them from the workplace.

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