Region 3 – Virtual Weekend Educational

Saturday, June 5, 2021
To Sunday, June 6, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Virtual
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Saturday, June 5 & Sunday, June 6, 2021

Basic Grievance Handling for Union Building (Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 12 noon)

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.

Advanced Grievance Handling for Union Building (Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 12noon)

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 an 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.

Local Treasurers Course (Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 12 noon)

This course is aimed at Local Treasurers and Trustees who are either NEW to the role or experienced members who are seeking a “refresher course”. The goal is to give the necessary tools and education to Local Treasurers and Trustees in order for them to fulfill their roles in the Local. It will also draw on members’ experiences to solve problems occurring with the administration of Local funds.

Mental Health First Aid (Saturday 9am to 12 noon, Sunday 9am to 12 noon)

Standard, is the first virtual version of Mental Health First Aid – it focuses more on the general concept of mental health and wellness, and less on the diagnosis. This puts emphasis on identifying early signs of general mental health decline versus talking about the signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and then the signs and symptoms of Social Phobia, etc.. It consists of 6 hours of instruction. The new standard also talks about the importance of self-care and talks briefly about vulnerable populations such as people of colour and the LGBTQ2S++ community.

For more information, please call the Regional Office at 1-844-765-1409.

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