This course provides new stewards with an opportunity to learn about their rights and responsibilities in depth.
Participant learn about the different roles a steward plays, CUPW and its constitution, the grievance procedure, harassment and violence, how to handle meetings with management, the STDP and the rights of temporary workers and OCREs.
They also work on communication and listening skills, explore ways to solve problems without using the grievance procedure, and develop strategies for countering employer power.
This course is for new stewards.
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.