Region 1 Educational – Evening Courses

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
To Thursday, June 23, 2022
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Virtual
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OPSEU/SEFPO Region 1 is offering the following courses:

Evening Courses – Virtual, via Zoom

Basic Grievance Handling for Union Building
This course is designed to examine the grievance process from a workplace organizing
perspective. Grievances are opportunities to build the union. This hands-on course helps
members analyze situations to decide whether a grievance is the best approach.
They will learn about different types of grievances and the remedies available through the
grievance/arbitration process. They will develop technical skills in writing, processing
grievances, and practicing communication to assess whether a member’s rights have been
violated. Participants should bring their Collective Agreements to the course.

Dates and times:
Tuesday June 21, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday June 22, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday June 23, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Interpreting Your Collective Agreement: An Activist’s Role
Do you know what your collective agreement is? Do you have a copy of it? Have you ever wondered
what is in your collective agreement and how to find information on different articles? Do you know
how the collective agreement is structured? Are you confused by some of the terms used in it?

In this newly revised version of the Contract Interpretation, course members will be assisted in
understanding the power of their collective agreement and how to interpret and enforce their
collective agreement. Using interpretation guidelines developed through case law, participants will
build the skills and confidence needed to understand and use their collective agreements.

Activities will give participants an opportunity to review legislation, examine the importance of
timelines, discuss case scenarios and debate some common clauses and what they mean.
Participants should bring their Collective Agreements to the course.

Dates and times:
Tuesday June 21, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday June 22, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday June 23, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Stewards Orientation (1-day course)
This one-day course provides new stewards with the tools to create a profile of the diverse
members the steward represents, and an understanding of the questions to pursue after the
course.
Participants will receive a basic orientation to the role of stewards and other LEC members and
will develop an understanding of the structure of OPSEU/SEFPO. Information about key union
resources will be provided, as well as options for resolving workplace issues, including the steps
of the grievance process and common labour terms and vocabulary.

Dates and times:
Tuesday June 21, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday June 22, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday June 23, 2022 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Registration package:

R1 Educational Package – JUNE 2022 FINAL_

Family Attendant Care Claims Form_

Application Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022 @ 4:30pm
Email completed applications to: mmacdonald@opseu.org

A Zoom link will be sent to all the participants registered in the courses.

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