The following courses are open to all Manitoba PSAC members in good standing.
The following courses are open to all Manitoba PSAC members in good standing. Loss of salary and expenses are paid according to the Education Administrative Guidelines on the Prairies website.
Other courses will be added as determined – but early 2020 will be focused on the mobilization of the thousands of members currently in collective bargaining.
TALKING UNION BASICS (TUB)
Friday, February 21, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm & continues on
Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Deadline for applying is Wednesday, february 5, 2020
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.
STRIKE PREP TRAINING
Saturday, MARCH 7, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The course is full. Thank you for your interest.
The full day of training will cover;
•Understanding Strikes: (what is a strike, strike principles, goals of a strike, challenges faced during strikes)
•Strike Administration and Responsibilities: (strike structure, pickets and picket lines, essential services, mobilizing for success and injunctions).
The goal is to assist Locals in attendance to formulate an action plan to organize their members in the case of a strike.
POSTPONED – CONVENTION PROCEDURES COURSE
Saturday, MAY 2, 2020 FROM 9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM
Deadline for applying is Wednesday, APRIL 15, 2020
This one day course will prepare new delegates to increase their participation at union conventions. Participants will learn about convention committees, the roles and responsibilities of delegates, and the rules of order. The course includes a mock convention where participants will practice their convention skills. This course is intended for members who are delegates or observers to their own Component conventions and/or the Prairies Triennial Convention and priority will be given to those who are delegates.