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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”.

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

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.

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.

 

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

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

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.

Respectful Workplace/Anti-Harassment Training

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.

On day two, participants will; define harassment and bullying and the impact they have at work, look at policies, processes and the legal framework that governs harassment in the workplace, identify measures for preventing workplace harassment as well as formal and informal recourse routes, outline the roles and responsibilities of the parties in dealing with workplace harassment, be able to identify when harassment occurs and work through some effective strategies for dealing with workplace harassment when it occurs.

Open to: All members

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

Talking Union Basics (TUB)

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

Talking Union Basics (TUB)

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

Talking Union Basics (TUB)

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

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