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May 23, 2018 | CUPE Timmins Area Office, Timmins, Ontario | English
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May 24 - 26, 2018 | Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort and Convention Centre, Cranbrook, British Columbia | English | $40
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
May 24 - 26, 2018 | Henry Grube Education Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
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 24 - 25, 2018 | CUPE Cornwall Area Office, Cornwall, Ontario | English | $20
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.
May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
The Health and Safety Learning Series will give participants who have completed the Introduction to Health and Safety workshop a wide range of knowledge and skills to be successful while working on a health and safety committee, or as a health and safety representative. Participants will also be challenged to think about the different ways that health and safety intersects with human rights issues in our union and our community. Members will learn how they can contribute to social justice causes, while improving health and safety in the workplace.

This Summer School presents the following modules from the Health and Safety Learning Series:
• Basics of Incident Investigation
• Identifying and Documenting Hazards
• Law and Orders
• Making Committees Work
• Understanding Mental Injuries at Work
• Women and Work Hazards
• Ergonomics
• Workload and Overwork
• Bargaining Health and Safety

In order to register, you must have completed the 9-hour Introduction to Health and Safety workshop.

May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
Calling all stewards! The Steward Learning Series recognizes that the steward has an important role to play in a number of areas in the workplace and the union. It provides an opportunity for stewards to explore a number of topics – all from a steward’s point of view.

This Summer School presents the following modules from the Steward Learning Series:
• Handling Discipline and Discharge
• Handling Grievances
• Representing Members in Front of Management
• What’s Our Duty
• Building Your Case
• Notetaking
• Resolving Grievances without Going to Arbitration
• What Stewards Need to Know about Arbitration
• Conflict Resolution Skills

We will also have a course on Current Legal Issues.

In order to register, you must have completed the 9-hour Introduction to Stewarding workshop.

Participants are expected to attend for the full duration of all the SLS modules, even if they have previously taken a module(s).

Please bring your Collective Agreement, Steward Handbook and Steward Learning Series Passport.
May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
This course will explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members around mental health and mental illness. Learn what to do about stigma and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.

Also, we will look at new forms of work, job security, work intensification, high demands, violence and a resulting poor work-life balance resulting in psychosocial and mental health problems in CUPE workplaces.

This course focuses on the workplace as the cause of mental health issues, and not the individual.
May 27 - June 1, 2018 | The Russell Inn & Conference Centre, Russell, Manitoba | English
This course will help you gain the confidence you need to speak up at a meeting or public event. Learn ways to deal with nervousness and how to prepare and present.

We will also learn about following the rule of order when chairing a meeting, including the role of the chair and the different elements of holding a meeting.
May 28 - 29, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $50 (Non-member)
SLS
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.

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May 31 - June 2, 2018 | Hollywood Road Education Services, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
June 2 - 3, 2018 | CUPE Atlantic Regional Office, Dartmouth, 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.
June 2 - 3, 2018 | CUPE St. John's Area Office, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
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.
June 2 - 3, 2018 | CUPE Corner Brook Area Office, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador | 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.
June 4 - 5, 2018 | CUPE Ottawa Area Office, Ottawa, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $50 (Non-member)
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.
Jun 5, 2018 | Local 1022 Union Office, Belleville, Ontario | English | $30
Explore how your local can demonstrate solidarity with Indigenous members. Stewards discuss strategies for making your locals more inclusive to Indigenous members.
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.



June 7 - 8, 2018 | CUPE Cornwall Area Office, Cornwall, Ontario | English | $20
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and unions under the Duty to Accommodate. In this workshop you will:
• explore case law, key concepts and the prohibited grounds of discrimination under human rights law;
• learn to make the case for accommodating workers and how to help union representatives and employers come up with appropriate accommodations for members;
• Look at how we can break down stereotypes and stigma to support the accommodation process for those who need it.
Jun 7, 2018 | CUPE Prince Albert Area Office, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan | English
This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members. 

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