Region 1 Virtual Educational – March 22, March 23 and March 24, 2022

People takin a class and the Education/Formation des Membres logo
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
To Thursday, March 24, 2022
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

OPSEU/SEFPO Region 1 is offering a Virtual Educational, via Zoom:

Interpreting Your Collective Agreement
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 22, 2022
Wednesday March 23, 2022
Thursday March 24, 2022

Stewards 2 – Facing the Employer, Building Member Involvement
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 22, 2022
Wednesday March 23, 2022
Thursday March 24, 2022

Duty to Accommodate: A Tool for Inclusive Workplaces
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 23, 2022

Duty to Accommodate: A Tool for Inclusive Workplaces
Provincial legislation and existing case law require employers and unions to provide accommodation short of undue hardship. This
the interactive course examines the roles and responsibilities of the employer, the union, and the member in accommodating members
with disabilities and all other protected groups under the Ontario Human Rights Code. It builds activists’ skills to support members
requiring an accommodation, and to deal with employer resistance to accommodation in the workplace.

Interpreting Your Collective Agreement
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.

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 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.

Registration package:



Completed application forms must be emailed to Lisa Baker at
Application Deadline is: Monday February 28, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m.

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