Local Officers Advanced Training- November 25-26, 2017 (Thunder Bay)

November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017
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(All day)
224-1139 Alloy Drive, Thunder Bay, ON (Map)
Sign-up Deadline: 
November 17, 2017

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
• Define the Duty of Fair Representation and be familiar with case law and the legislation and describe the major actions Locals need to take in discharging this duty
• Explain what the law says about rights and protections for members and their union representatives with respect to union activity and identify workplace strategies for preserving and enhancing our union rights
• Name and apply the key features of the Union’s Policy on Harassment as it relates to representation and identify the Local’s structure and processes to deal with harassment complaints
• Identify the reasons for conducting membership meetings and analyze what attracts members to meetings and encourage membership interest and participation and look at alternatives
• Identify the administrative tasks and procedures involved in running a local and prioritize and decide who is responsible
• Identify the importance of maintaining a membership list and implement a process
• Identify the steps in planning a budget and the main items in a budget
• Identify the essential elements of effective minutes and reports and write clear and concise minutes and reports
• Plan a workplace action that increases Local membership participation
• Describe how our union organizes internally to bargain collectively and describe a barrier-free bargaining process and identify a list of activities Locals can organize to support the bargaining team and to improve the collective agreement

To register, contact Nancy Johnson at Johnson@psac-afpc.com and/or 1-800-355-0794 / 807-345-8442