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Jan 16, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, 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.
January 24 - 25, 2019 | Union Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba | English | $45
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.
January 24 - 25, 2019 | CUPE Brandon Area Office, Brandon, Manitoba | English
Two-day workshop on Handling Discipline and Discharge, Building Your Case, and What's Our Duty?
January 29 - 30, 2019 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | English
Bullying hurts everyone. As union members, we have a role to play in combating workplace bullying.
Come and talk about:
• what bullying is;
• how bullying hurts everyone;
• how not to be a bystander;
• how the union can make a difference.
February 6 - 7, 2019 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | 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.
Feb 20, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
How do you know if gender inequality is happening in your workplace? Learn about gender inequality and ideas for how stewards can challenge sexism in the workplace.
March 9 - 10, 2019 | 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
Mar 15, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
There are workers with disabilities in every workplace. Learn about different kinds of disabilities and what you can do as stewards to create accessible workplaces.
Mar 20, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
Learn how to recognize harassment, educate the members about harassment, and represent members who are involved in harassment complaints.
Mar 23, 2019 | Local 7575, London, Ontario | English
This workshop gives bargaining committee members the training they need, when they need it, so they can get the best deal possible for their members. It is delivered by the national servicing rep and happens in stages throughout negotiations. The workshop explores how to work effectively in caucus, as well as at the bargaining table.

NOTE: This workshop is for bargaining committee members.
Apr 17, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychological hazards in our workplaces, and the role of the steward in eliminating psychological hazards.
April 23 - 24, 2019 | CUPE Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island | 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.
LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.
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.
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 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.
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.
Nov 20, 2019 | Niagara Area Office, St. Catharines, Ontario | English
This module is an opportunity for stewards to learn more about current issues.

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