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Education Program in Thunder Bay

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: Goals • 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. Objectives By the end of this course, participants will: 1. know why workers need unions, 2. understand the basic principles and values of the PSAC,
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.
January 8, 2018 - 9:41am
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
May 9, 2017 - 11:40am
The basic Introduction for Local Officers course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Local Officers Training. By the end of this 2 day advanced course Participants will be able to: • Identify important Local issues/responsibilities that require funding • Analyze existing Local budgets and financial statements to determine if priority issues have appropriate funding • Explain the purpose of Local by-laws and analyze existing by-laws to determine if they are satisfactory and develop a plan to create/amend/update their Local by-laws
May 9, 2017 - 11:31am
This two-day course gives new stewards essential knowledge for handling Level 1 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. Please note that this course will be offered in Kenora, ON and location to be determined. To register, contact Nancy Johnson at Johnson@psac-afpc.com and/or 1-800-355-0794 / 807-345-8442
May 9, 2017 - 11:09am
Talking Union Basics (TUB): The “TUB” course is the union’s key “introductory” education event. Have you wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars? The Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions and much more. You will learn more about your collective agreement, your employee rights and your rights as a member of the PSAC. You will explore the many opportunities to be active in the union and how to help build strong locals in the Ontario region.

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