Education Opportunities

Union Education is the backbone of a strong union. CUPE 951 regularly hosts and offers courses on campus but also sends members to courses and workshops around BC.  If you are interested in the opportunities below contact Nykita Downie  at cupelocal951edc@gmail.com

CUPE ONLINE EDUCATION –

 

NOVEMBER OFFERINGS –

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & 2 (OLS)

Nov 9, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Introduction to Stewarding – (OLS)

Part 1 – 9am to 12pm
Part 2 – 1pm to 4pm

Challenging Racism (OLS)

Nov 16, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

This online workshop covers what racism looks like in our society and in our union, and your role in challenging it.

Participation in this online workshop qualifies for a stamp in the passport for the Stewart Learning Series (SLS) for Challenging Racism in the Workplace.

SLS – Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & 2 (OLS)

Nov 21, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

This workshop is strictly closed to CUPE Local 15

SLS – Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 (OLS)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
SLS – Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2 (OLS)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

LET – Secretary-Treasurer Orientation (OLS)

Nov 22, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

This online workshop will help newly-elected treasurers learn about the basics of the local union’s finances. You will learn about your duties regarding the finances of the union, keeping the books, and how to be transparent and accountable to members.

Health and Safety – Part 1 & 2 (OLS)

Nov 23, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Health and Safety – An Introduction (OLS)

Part 1 – 9am to 12pm
Part 2 – 1pm to 4pm

Introduction to Allyship (OLS)

Nov 30, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Participants will learn how to build a practice of allyship in their personal lives as well as in their locals, workplaces and communities. Learners will explore definitions, principles and applications of good allyship, and discuss related topics like white supremacy, privilege, comfort zones and strategies for collective action.

DECEMBER OFFERINGS –

 

BARG – Mobilizing for Bargaining (OLS)

Dec 5, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this online workshop, locals will learn to assess how well their members are engaged. The session covers building power by mobilizing members to build solidarity and support for the bargaining committee.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.

Participants need:
– Pens/markers and paper.
– Membership list

SLS – Grievance handling (OLS)

Dec 7, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this online workshop, you will share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & 2 (OLS)

Dec 14, 2022 | Online, British Columbia | English

Introduction to Stewarding – (OLS)

Part 1 – 9am to 12pm
Part 2 – 1pm to 4pm

JANUARY OFFERINGS –

 

Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1 & 2 (OLS)

Jan 11, 2023 | Online, British Columbia | English

Introduction to Stewarding – (OLS)

Part 1 – 9am to 12pm
Part 2 – 1pm to 4pm

BARG – Mobilizing for Bargaining (OLS)

Jan 16, 2023 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this online workshop, locals will learn to assess how well their members are engaged. The session covers building power by mobilizing members to build solidarity and support for the bargaining committee.

NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.

Participants need:
– Pens/markers and paper.
– Membership list

Duty of Fair Representation (OLS)

Jan 18, 2023 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this online workshop, you will learn about your local’s duty to represent your members, the legal requirements of fair representation and how it applies to your collective agreement and other laws covering your workplace.

NOTE: Stewards who have completed the Introduction to Stewarding module can receive a stamp in their passport after completing this workshop.

SLS – Grievance handling (OLS)

Jan 25, 2023 | Online, British Columbia | English

In this online workshop, you will share tips and successful practices with other stewards, and learn strategies for handling difficult grievances.

BC FED OH&S OFFERINGS –

 

Occupational Health & Safety Committee Part 1

Occupational Health & Safety Committee Part 2

Understanding & Conducting Risk Assessments

Mental Health First Aid Basic (2 day in-person)

Mental Health First Aid Standard Virtual/Blended – (2 hours of pre-work plus 1 day online)

Mental Health First Aid Standard In Person/Blended – (2 hours of pre-work plus 1 day in-person)

Bullying & Harassment (Provincial)

VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL

 

Employer Policies and Labour Law – Tuesday November 8

WCB Pension Update – Wednesday November 9

WCB Issues with Vocational Rehabilitation – Wednesday November 16