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Education Program in GTA

January 11, 2018 - 12:32pm
This course assumes that participants know basic concepts around human rights and grievance handling. Participants who have grievance handling experience but limited human rights experience should take the PSAC on-line course “Human Rights are Workers’ Rights”. Participants with human rights experiences and limited grievance handling experiences should take the PSAC on-line course “Grievances and Representation Primer”.
January 11, 2018 - 12:27pm
*WAIT LIST* Representing Members with Mental Health Disabilities This one day course will provide stewards with information and tools to effectively represent members with mental illness. Course Objectives: Introduction to mental health in the workplace Improve our language and open our minds to the evolving respectful language Understand your role and responsibilities in representing members with mental health issue Understand the employer’s responsibilities related to mental health accommodation in the workplace Build on resource file of websites, employee assistance programs and community support to educate ourselves and assist our members Open to: All members
January 11, 2018 - 12:25pm
Grievance Handling (GH) Gives new shop stewards essential knowledge for handling Level I Grievances. Participants gain a better understanding of how to work with members at the initial stages of the grievance procedure and how to mobilize members around workplace problems. Open to: All members, and new Local Stewards are encouraged to apply. Prerequisite: The Talking Union Basics (TUB) or its equivalent.
January 11, 2018 - 12:24pm
Grievance Handling (GH) Gives new shop stewards essential knowledge for handling Level I Grievances. Participants gain a better understanding of how to work with members at the initial stages of the grievance procedure and how to mobilize members around workplace problems. Open to: All members, and new Local Stewards are encouraged to apply. Prerequisite: The Talking Union Basics (TUB) or its equivalent.
January 11, 2018 - 12:22pm
*WAIT LIST* Introduction to Duty to Accommodate and Human Rights Training This training is a must for Local Officers and other workplace representatives.  You will learn Human Rights terminology and understand the importance of defending and advancing Human Rights issues in the workplace, as well as understanding your role as a union representative.  You will learn what the law says about the Duty to Accommodate and how this law is applied in the workplace. These rights and our ability to enforce these rights have serious ramifications for the Members, the Union, and the Employer. Open to: All members
January 11, 2018 - 12:06pm
*NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST* Employment Equity By the end of the course participants will: Better understand the principles behind employment equity Understand how employment equity works Be able to defend employment equity and address commonly held myths about employment equity Understand the union’s role in employment equity Be able to take action to support employment equity Open to: All members
September 12, 2017 - 10:24am
(ODRT) OCCUPATIONAL DISABILITY RESPONSE TEAM WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD (WSIB) LEVEL 1 – RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS Level 1 provides front-line advocacy skills to union members. Participants will receive an insight into the operations of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, as well as an understanding of the rights and obligations of injured workers. At the end of the training, participants will be able to assist injured workers in the steps of filing claims, completing forms, receiving benefits and service entitlements, and accident prevention protocols.
September 12, 2017 - 10:18am
REPRESENTING MEMBERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITIES: This one day course will provide stewards with information and tools to effectively represent members with mental illness. Course Objectives: - Introduction to mental health in the workplace - Improve our language and open our minds to the evolving respectful language - Understand your role and responsibilities in representing members with mental health issue - Understand the employer’s responsibilities related to mental health accommodation in the workplace
September 12, 2017 - 10:12am
GRIEVANCE HANDLING (GH) Gives new shop stewards essential knowledge for handling Level I Grievances. Participants gain a better understanding of how to work with members at the initial stages of the grievance procedure and how to mobilize members around workplace problems. Open to: All members, and new Local Stewards are encouraged to apply. Prerequisite: The Talking Union Basics (TUB) or its equivalent.
September 12, 2017 - 10:09am
Representing and Advocating Against Workplace Racism Course Objectives: At the end of this course, members will: Know: More about racism and racial discrimination-What to anticipate in racial discrimination situations-Options for addressing racial discrimination Feel: Prepared to intervene effectively in racial discrimination cases. Able to advocate and represent on race discrimination grievances

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