Mobilization, Readiness and Action

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CUPW Education

The aim of this course is to understand and mobilize the membership during the negotiations process. It prepares members to fight for our collective rights from a place of strength. Participants work to support negotiations throughout the process, including the development of pre-strike scenarios that increase the chances of success.

Participants also review the Strike Preparation Manual. This useful document provides activists with the information and tips sheets to mobilize the membership before and during a strike, a checklist for local strike preparation, tips on communicating with members and the media, information about picket line policy and strike pay, and much more.


Formerly known as the Strike Preparation course. Available in 1 and 2.5-day versions, it is especially suited for delivery at the local level.

1 and 2.5 days

Please note that the region (or the local) selects the courses that are offered. Not all courses are offered in a given year. In some cases, a course may not be available because it is not up to date or because it is being translated.

Specialized courses, such as the training of facilitators and of worker advocates, are offered on an as needed basis during each mandate. Typically, participants from two or more regions attend these national-level courses.

Members interested in union education should contact their region.

Click here to get contact information for CUPW Regions and Locals.