CUPW Prairie Region
DATE: October 26, 27 and 28, 2018
LOCATION: Edmonton Alberta
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
10111 Bellamy Hill
1. Human Rights (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)
This course provides an overview of the rights and struggles of equity seeking groups, focusing on racialized groups, differently-abled people, members of the LGBTQ2+ community and Indigenous people. Participants review key human rights struggles – past and present. They also explore their own identities, develop awareness of the other and address differences as a strength and a matter of solidarity, not division.
2. Welcome to CUPW (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)
This course is for new members. During this interactive course, partcipants learn about thir Union and find their place in it. Topics include CUPW History and Constitution, how to write a resolution, Union vs Employer Values, Understanding Power and the many faces of activism.
3. Basic Health and Safety Course (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)
This course prepares members to serve on local joint health and safety committees (LJHSC’s). This course provides basic health and safety training from a worker perspective. Participantscontrast the employer’s approach to health and safety with the Union’s and review tools to solve health and safety problems such as inspections, investigations, the Canada Labour Code and the Collective Agreement. They also look at strategies for mobilizing members around health and safety issue. Note: This course is for members who would be interested in serving on LJHSC’s under the Urban collective agreement however it is also open to all members who want to increase their knowledge of health and safety.
4. Basic Shop Steward (Urban or RSMC/PSBU)
This course aims to provide new stewards with basic training, knowledge and confidence. Topics include the different roles of the shop steward, how to investigate and file a grievance, communication skills, shop steward rights, the role of a steward as organizer/mobilizer and key provisions of our Urban RSMC and Private Sector Bargaining Units.
Interested members should be made aware that all sessions of the courses are mandatory. Pleases instruct participants to inform the REOO of any medical conditions that must be considered and ask participants to refrain from wearing any fragrances during the sessions to protect those with fragrance sensitivity allergies.
Participants are expected to share accommodations, any change must be authorized by the Regional Office before hand.
**All applications are due back to the local office by Wednesday, September 12/18**
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 also 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 shop steward, local education officer or executive member
The Struggle Continues….
Todd Jarema Ajay Sharma
Regional Education & Organization Officer Edmonton Local Education Officer
CUPW Prairie Region TJ/kw.COPE225