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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

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.

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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

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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