2018 Manitoba Fall Education Schedule

2018 Manitoba Fall Education Schedule

TALKING UNION BASICS (TUB)

Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm &

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 5, 2018

This Friday night/Saturday course is the union’s key “introductory” education event.  If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars, then Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions.  The course also introduces the collective agreement, your employee rights and your rights as a member of the PSAC.  You will learn about the many opportunities to be active in the union and ways you can make a contribution to building strong locals in the Prairie region.  It is recommended that members take Talking Union Basics first, as it provides the basic knowledge you need to get the most from other PSAC courses.

GRIEVANCE HANDLING

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm &

Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 26, 2018

This two-day course for union stewards will develop participants’ knowledge, skills, and confidence in effectively solving problems at the workplace.  A major portion of time will be spent on the relevant technical skills such as; identifying, investigating, writing up, and presenting grievances.

MANITOBA STEWARDS FORUM

Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm &

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm &

Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday October 17, 2018

This two and half day forum is designed to engage brand new stewards or members who are new to union activism.  We are looking for locals to identify and encourage participants who are just starting to represent members in the workplace, and have not attended any or very little formal PSAC education.  Members can expect to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the stewards in the workplace and in the union; obtain an overview of grievances; duty of fair representation and how to work through conflict.  The final day will see modules on duty to accommodate, health and safety and addressing mental health in the workplace.