Region 3 Educational – February 11-12, 2023

People takin a class and the Education/Formation des Membres logo

The Region 3 Educational is being held on February 11-12, 2023 at the Fern Resort, 4432 Fern Resort Rd, Ramara, ON L3V 0Z1

Applications are due by email to by Friday, December 16, 2022 by 4:30pm

Time-off request forms, and childcare request forms, will be provided with the confirmation letter if selected. They are no longer required to be submitted at the time of applying.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Courses times:  Saturday, February 11 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Course Descriptions for February 11-12, 2023:

Health and Safety: Level One

This course is designed for members and stewards who want to become more involved in health and safety activities in their workplace. There is a strong focus on health and safety legislation to enable participants to use the legislation effectively in their own workplaces. Participants work in groups to explore the legislation and to gain a better understanding of their rights and employers’ obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. Participants are introduced to the concepts of hazard identification, assessment and control and develop a greater understanding of the components of an effective health and safety system.

Local Treasurers Course

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 a members’ experiences to solve problems occurring with the administration of Local Funds.

Labour History: Strategies for Today, Through the Lens of the Past

This is an introductory course examining the issues facing members in their union, locals and workplaces today. The course will explore how these issues have been approached in the past and the outcomes. Potential topics include: health and safety, working conditions, bargaining, equity, globalization, and the environment. By examining the actions of OPSEU/SEFPO, the labour movement and individual workers, participants will devise strategies and skills to address current and future challenges. This course replaces Labour History Parts One and Two.

Advanced Grievance Handling for Union Building

Does your local have a grievance committee? Can your experience in handling a grievance help build a 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.

Callout: Region 3 Education Call Out – February 11-12, 2023

Application form: Region 3 Educational Application – February 11-12, 2023