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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Effective stewards are champions for human rights and equality. Explore what it means to be an ally, and ways that stewards can step up as allies in the workplace and the union.
3 hours
Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
This workshop covers what racism looks like in the workplace, and your role as a steward in challenging it.
3 hours
Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Reflect on sexism and its social and economic impact. Learn ways to challenge sexism in the workplace and protect members’ rights.
3 hours
Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
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.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
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.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Learn how to recognize harassment, educate members about harassment, and represent members who are involved in harassment complaints.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Explore what ableism is, how to recognize it, and ways to address it. Learn about how to make your workplace and union accessible to workers with visible and invisible disabilities.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Learn about where stewards get their authority in the workplace, the duty of fair representation, and other labour laws that cover the workplace.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
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.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Stewards can play a key role when the union needs to mobilize our members – whether it’s to support the bargaining committee, or stop the employer’s attempt to contract out our work. Learn basic mobilization theory and explore how stewards can tackle workplace problems in ways that engage more members and build the union’s power.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Learn about key legal concepts and terms, and the role of stewards during an employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
This module is an opportunity for stewards to learn more about current issues.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Literacy affects all of us at work. Learning new computer programs, understanding collective agreements, completing forms, or writing reports can all pose barriers for our members. Learn about how stewards can increase literacy awareness, and help make the union inclusive and accessible to members.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Practice coaching members who are in conflict with other members, and work with a four-step approach to basic mediation.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
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.
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We keep hearing that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. How do these trends impact our lives as workers and union members? What is needed from us as stewards in these times of growing economic inequality?
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
What is a psychologically healthy and safe workplace? Learn to identify the psychological hazards in a workplace, and the role of the steward in eliminating psychological hazards.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia play out in our workplaces, locals, and communities. Learn how to challenge these kinds of discrimination, and respectfully represent gender and sexually diverse members in your workplace.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
This module equips stewards to be proactive when meeting with management. Learn tips for effective meetings, and build confidence by practicing meeting situations.

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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Learn about Canada’s history of colonialism, engage in some myth-busting, and explore ways that stewards can build solidarity with Indigenous workers and support reconciliation in the workplace.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Stewards need to work with health and safety activists to ensure the workplace is healthy and safe for members. Learn about health and safety rights, and how stewards can support this important area of union work.

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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Learn about different forms of privatization in CUPE workplaces, how it impacts our members, services, and the public, and what stewards can do about it.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Explore the steward’s role in supporting and representing members dealing with mental health issues. Learn how to challenge stigma, and how to approach a conversation with a member about a possible mental health issue.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Although most grievances get settled, some go to arbitration. Learn about the arbitration process, terms, mediated settlements, and the role of the steward before and during arbitration.
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Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series
Learn about the different steps in the bargaining process, the responsibilities of different activists throughout bargaining, and the role during bargaining.

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