5-Day Fall Prairie/Pacific Education Seminar
DATE: September 23 to 28, 2018
Unionism on Turtle Island:
Lakeview Resort & Conference Centre Gimli, MB
The Turtle Island course gives an overview of the history of the indigenous people of Turtle Island (North America) as told by Aboriginal workers, who also facilitate it.
Participants will begin the process of understanding the shared struggles of Aboriginal People and Unions. They will deepen their understanding of the general concepts of partnerships and representative workforce. Providing factual information will dispel the current myths and misconceptions that surround Aboriginal People. In a positive environment, participants will examine the barriers to diversity in the workplace. By exploring their personal attitudes towards and inclusive work environment they will build their capacity to become instruments of changes. For solidarity to occur, organized labour and Aboriginal People must work together for both to achieve their goals.
Advanced Shop Steward:
This course is designed to help existing Shop Stewards with their skills in grievances, meeting with the employer, quality of work life, dealing with difficult members, dealing with power, meeting new hires and leading the membership on the work floor. It will provide leadership opportunities; develop the communication and shop floor organizing skills.
The 5-day course will help participants increase their confidence to represent members and communicate Union policies and programs. This course is recommended for Local and shop floor leaders who have some experience already and want to develop stronger communication and advocacy skills.
Consideration for attendance will be limited to those who have completed the Basic Shop Steward course as this would be the next step to take to further your skills both on the shop floor and in the community.
Interested members should be aware that all sessions of the course are mandatory. Please instruct participants to inform the REOO about any medical conditions that must be considered and ask participants to refrain from wearing fragrances during the sessions to protect those with fragrance sensitivities. Participants are expected to share accommodations, any change must be authorized by the Regional Office prior to arriving at the educational.
All Applications must be submitted to the Local Office by Friday, August 3rd, 2018 – No Exceptions
This education program falls under Article 11.06 of the National Constitution and expenses for delegates are paid under Article 7.42, which include meals, transportation and accommodation. Reimbursement for childcare expenses is available. The Union encourages all members to access this right of membership and learn how to make your own working life and that of your co-workers better.
For more information contact your Local Education Officer or Local Union Office.
The Struggle Continues,
Regional Education & Organization Officer, Prairie Region 407 – 275 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6