May 26, 2017 to May 28, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
460 - 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, MB (Map)
Sign-up Deadline: 
May 10, 2017
Register online:


Advanced Representation Training for Stewards (ARTS):  If you are a PSAC Steward with some experience representing members with management and you want to improve and practice your representational skills, then this course is for you. During this three-day course, you will look at various routes for engaging members in helping them to resolve workplace issues.  You will deepen your knowledge of the processes and legal framework of grievance handling and what is needed from you to support the PSAC’s representation of members at all levels of the grievance process, up to arbitration/adjudication.  Using case studies based on grievances that have been to arbitration, you will practice steps in the grievance process including; interviewing a member, fact-finding, meeting with management for initial problem-solving, drafting a grievance, preparing for a grievance hearing and representing a member at a grievance hearing. 

Pre-requisites for the PSAC Advanced Representation Training for Stewards:

  • the Talking Union Basics or the “Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights course (for First Nation, Inuit and Métis members), and
  • the PSAC Grievance Handling course, and
  • experience representing members with management.