Region 1 – Virtual Educational: January 24-26, 2023

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
To Thursday, January 26, 2023
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Virtual
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Please Join us for the Region 1 – Virtual ZOOM January Educational!

Dates/Times: January 24, 25 & 26, 2023 (6:30pm – 9:30pm each day)

Location: Virtual via Zoom

The deadline to submit your application is Monday, January 16, 2023 at 4:30pm.

OPSEU/SEFPO Region 1 is offering the following virtual evening courses:

Advanced Grievance Handling for Union Building

Does your local have a grievance committee? Can your experience in handling a grievance help to build the local? Can you use your knowledge of common grievance issues to raise awareness at demand setting meetings? Have you ever thought of what it is like to be on the Employer side of the table? These are some of the topics that will be explored in the new Advanced Grievance Handling for Union Building course.

You will also get the opportunity to practice being on the Union’s team and the Employer’s Team as you work through some scenarios. Building on the Basic Grievance Handling for Union Building course, this course focuses on expanding both the steward’s and Local’s ability to process grievances from start to finish.

Through active interviewing process, participants will explore how to identify grievances, practice negotiating settlements and draft realistic, enforceable grievance settlements. Participants should bring their Collective Agreements to the course.

Stewards 2: Facing the Employer & Building Member Involvement (Prerequisite: Stewards 1)

This revised follow-up to Stewards 1 focuses on investigating and writing a grievance, facing management, and involving members in worksite action. Participants will use their own collective agreements to identify grievances. They will become immersed in an evolving case study in order to interview a grievor, write up a grievance, face the employer at a step 1 and make a presentation on safety issues to the union side of the Joint Health and Safety Committee. They will examine the elements of effective mobilization and develop a campaign strategy for a local. Participants should bring their collective agreements.

Newly Updated: Political Action for Union Activists

What do you know about the political climate in your municipality, in Ontario, in Canada? How do you get insights into the current issues in your community? What is your confidence level when speaking to someone about a possibly controversial political issue?

Can you use your power of communication to raise awareness of a subject that is making an impact on your life? Do you know the players in the political arena? How do you find the right persons to speak with? These are some of the topics that will be covered in this newly updated course. You will share insights, and get the tools needed to build your union and communities. You will also develop strategies for engaging your members, campaigning and lobbying politicians.

Registration Package:

R1 Educational Package (Callout & Registration)

HR Accommodation Request Form

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