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May 3 - 4, 2019 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | 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.
May 14 - 15, 2019 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
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.
May 16, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? Learn answers to important questions like these, and practice notetaking.
May 24 - 25, 2019 | Local 417 Office, Red Deer, Alberta | 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.
May 30 - June 1, 2019 | Hollywood Road Education Services, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
June 6 - 7, 2019 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
Learn about women’s oppression, politics and social change – all from a woman’s perspective. Explore the barriers, challenges and opportunities for women in the union. Discover your own personal leadership style and develop a plan for your personal next step.

NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.


Jun 7, 2019 | CUPE Local 15, Vancouver, British Columbia | English
The Servicing Representative may offer the session to a Local executive who:
• has taken the 9- hour parliamentary procedure workshop, to help refresh and practice chairing skills.
• has not taken the full workshop and needs a primer.
Jun 13, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
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.
June 14 - 15, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | 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.
Jun 18, 2019 | CUPE Local 1004, Vancouver, British Columbia | English | $85
In today’s world, we’re all connected across borders. Global, international trade and investment agreements consolidate global corporate power. We need to consolidate global workers’ struggles to build union power. CUPE's solidarity must expand beyond our borders if we are serious about achieving equality and justice for all workers.
In this workshop, participants will:
• explore the root causes of global inequality, austerity, and privatization
• identify where we have power‎ to act
• strategize about solidarity actions
Jun 19, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
How will greening our workplaces impact workers? What does a green workplace look like? What action can we take to address environmental issues? Explore answers to these questions and more, from a steward’s perspective.
Jun 25, 2019 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Workplace conflict is stressful and weakens the union. Learn about the sources of workplace conflict and how to choose a response that fits the situation. Practice conflict communication skills that will help you resolve conflict at work and in the union.
Sep 18, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
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.
Oct 9, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
In this module stewards teach each other “best practices” and share strategies for handling difficult grievances.
November 14 - 16, 2019 | Hollywood Road Education Services, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
Nov 20, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
This module is an opportunity for stewards to learn more about current issues.
November 20 - 22, 2019 | CUPE Local 402, Surrey, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.

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