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Saturday & Sunday - September 8 & 9, 2018 Location: Sturgeon Falls, Ontario Venue: To be confirmed Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Deadline: Friday - August 31st, 2018 TALKING UNION BASICS (TUB) (2 DAYS) This course is presented in two parts on two separate days and Part I is a prerequisite for Part II. This is the Union's key introductory course. If you have wondered what it means to be a Union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars, then Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions.

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.

The PSAC Ontario region is pleased to offer the Unionism on Turtle Island course September 19-23, 2018 in Cornwall, Ontario at the NAV Centre.

This course is for PSAC members who:

☼ are ready to work as an Ally in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples in their union, workplace and community;

☼ live and work in the PSAC Ontario region;

September 22 & 23, 2018

The goals of the course are to promote the Alliance Facilitators' Network and strengthen PSAC locals through workplace and local-based union education.

Talking Union Basics 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.

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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

October 27 & 28, 2018

LOCATION TBD -North Bay or other location based on enrolment Saturday & Sunday - October 27th, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days) EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE (2 DAYS) Objectives: • Be able to articulate what employment equity is and why it is important; • Know the basic legal framework; • Have a sense of the employer and union roles with respect to employment equity and where stewards fit into the picture; • Be equipped to dispel commonly held myths about employment equity; • Be ready to take action in the workplace to make employment equity a priority.

This fall we are holding a PSAC National Indigenous People’s Circle (NIPC)-Talking Union Basics (TUB) course for Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis PSAC Ontario members on October 27th and 28th, 2018 in Thunder Bay, ON.

The NIPC course is for members who have had little or no exposure to their union and would like to learn more about it.

During the course participants will learn:

• the role of the union in advancing Indigenous rights in the workplace, the union, and our communities;

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”.

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