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May 4 - 5, 2018 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Regina, Saskatchewan | 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 5 - 6, 2018 | Local 1883, Kitchener, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
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 8, 2018 | Local 1022 Union Office, Belleville, Ontario | English | $30 (Member) | $30 (Non-member)
Why do I have to take notes? What kind of notes should I take? Are my notes private? This module answers important questions like these, and provides practice time to work on note taking skills.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | CUPE Terrace Area Office, Terrace, British Columbia | English
Once secretary-treasurers and trustees complete the Financial Essentials 1-day workshop, they will spend Day 2 learning about bookkeeping and auditing.

Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union's funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees.

Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union's books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union's financial health.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
This Steward Learning Series module will offer:
- Handling Discipline and Discharge
- Handling Grievances
- What's Our Duty?

It is a pre-requisite to have Introduction to Stewarding.
May 10 - 11, 2018 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | English
Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power in the union, create space for more members to get involved, and strengthen solidarity in the labour movement and in our communities.
May 11 - 12, 2018 | CUPE Peel Area Office, Mississauga, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
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.
May 11 - 12, 2018 | CUPE Peel Area Office, Mississauga, Ontario | English | $40 (Member) | $40 (Non-member)
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 11 - 12, 2018 | Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta | English
Conflict is a natural part of our lives. Learning to handle it well improves relationships with other members, co-workers and the employer.
In this workshop, you will:
• deepen your understanding of conflict;
• strengthen your communication skills;
• practice responding to conflict.
May 12 - 13, 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.
May 15, 2018 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $20
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.
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 18 - 19, 2018 | CUPE Alberta Regional Office, Edmonton, Alberta | English
Feel more comfortable “speaking up” in different situations – speeches, meetings, and one-on-one communication.
In this workshop, you will:
• know what makes a speech or presentation effective;
• learn and practice tips for dealing with nervousness;
• prepare an outline for a speech or presentation;
• gain experience speaking in front of a supportive group.

NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.
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 23 - 24, 2018 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
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.
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 31 - June 2, 2018 | Hollywood Road Education Services, Kelowna, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
May 31 - June 1, 2018 | Days Inn & Suites Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick | English
Before you start the series, you must complete the 9-hour Introduction to Health and Safety workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Health and Safety Learning Series. All modules are 3 hours.
To receive a Health and Safety Learning Series Certificate, you must complete:
 All modules in the Skills section
 At least 3 modules of your choice from the Perspectives section
 At least 3 modules of your choice from the Hazards specific section
 The modules don’t have to be taken in any particular order
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 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 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 7 - 9, 2018 | CUPE Local 23 Office, Burnaby, British Columbia | English
This workshop will help you plan for your retirement.
June 7 - 8, 2018 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
Creating Harassment Free Workplaces - Learn how to recognize harassment, educate the members about harassment, and represent members who are involved in harassment complaints., , Understanding Mental Health - 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., , What’s Our Duty - Learn about where stewards get their authority in the workplace, the duty of fair representation, and other labour laws that cover the workplace.
June 9 - 10, 2018 | CUPE Sydney Area office, Sydney, 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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