January 23, 2020 - 10:19am
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE: PSAC Training for Representatives (2 days)
By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
1. explain why domestic violence is a workplace issue and what the union can do to support members who experience domestic violence
January 23, 2020 - 10:09am
Talking Union Basics (TUB) (2 Days)
Introduces members to the PSAC and prepares them for more advanced union education. It provides an historical and structural overview of the union, introduces participants to the collective agreement and gives them a chance for hands-on practice in problem-solving
Open to: All members
January 23, 2020 - 9:04am
REPRESENTING AND ADVOCATION AGAINST WORKPLACE RACISM (2 Days)
At the end of this course, members will:
• More about racism and racial discrimination
• What to anticipate in racial discrimination situations
• Options for addressing racial discrimination
January 23, 2020 - 8:51am
CONVENTION PREP (1 day)
At the end of this course, members will be able to:
• know who to draw on for information about convention
• articulate some of their expectations regarding convention attendance
• focus on the content and process of the course
December 5, 2018 - 1:43pm
On day one, participants will; look at power relationships and how they affect the workplace, identify ways of effectively working across diversity, identify elements that make up a respectful workplace, discuss what is needed in order to establish and maintain a more respectful workplace, and identify and practice skills and methods for dealing effectively with workplace conflict.
December 5, 2018 - 1:40pm
The major purpose of this course is to provide grievor’s union representatives with basic knowledge and skills to work with members and effectively process grievances at the initial stages of the grievance procedure and to mobilize them around workplace problems.
By the end of the course, participants will:
• Know what a grievance is and where the right to grieve comes from;
• Understand their legal and contractual rights and obligations as union representatives in the grievance process;
• Understand how the grievance process works;
• Know how to write a grievance,
December 5, 2018 - 1:37pm
Talking Union Basics is an introductory, core course that has been designed to introduce members to their union and collective agreement. It has been drafted with the following goals and objectives:
• have bargaining unit members knowledgeable about their union.
• initiate members’ interest in having their working conditions respected and improved upon in the workplace.
• create a union presence in the workplace.
By the end of this course, participants will:
1. know why workers need unions,
2. understand the basic principles and values of the PSAC,
September 25, 2018 - 5:04pm
January 17, 2018 - 3:01pm
Learn and practice the skills necessary to meet with elected officials and deliver your message to them. Face to face meetings with MPs, MPPs, and city counsellors are the most effective way of creating change. We will also discuss speaking to the media and effective letter-writing campaigns. We will focus on protecting pensions and the Phoenix debacle. By the end of this one-day course, participants will: • Develop an understanding of the importance of lobbying as a means of influencing the political system; • Practice lobbying skills through group roleplay.
January 17, 2018 - 11:23am
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.