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Education in Edmonton

July 11, 2019 - 3:05pm •
This course will highlight the legal requirements on violence prevention with Part II of the Canada Labour Code and assist participants knowing the existing recourses available to prevent and deal with violent occurrences in the workplace.  This course is open to Health and Safety Committee members, Local Executive members and Local Stewards who have knowledge and experience with Health and Safety Legislation.
July 11, 2019 - 3:03pm •
This workshop will help Stewards and Union Reps to recognize when conflict emerges. Participants will develop an understanding of how to strategically deal with conflict as a Steward or Union Rep. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice your skills dealing with conflict
July 11, 2019 - 3:01pm •
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 i.e. identifying, investigating, writing up, and presenting grievances.
July 11, 2019 - 2:59pm •
Participants will explore conflict resolution tips that can be used in the workplace and will practice holding meetings, interviewing complainants and documenting important facts. Participants will also brainstorm ways to deal with workplace problems outside the grievance procedure.
July 11, 2019 - 2:56pm •
By the end of this module, participants will be able to determine what the role of a shop steward is and is not, list the legal protections and rights that shop stewards have, understand where shop stewards fit, structurally, in our union and identify in what ways a shop steward can help build a strong worksite.
July 11, 2019 - 2:53pm •
This course is the union’s key “introductory” education event. If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how 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.
May 1, 2019 - 2:03pm •
  This one-day course is open to all PSAC members who identify as a woman. This educational opportunity will bring together PSAC women to discuss the history of women’s work and the labour movement, celebrate the gains made in our journey towards equality, develop strategies for the work still to be done and make friends, create allies and build solidarity!
February 8, 2019 - 4:06pm •
Learn and practice the skills necessary to meet with elected officials and deliver your message to them. Face to face meetings with MPs, MPPs, and city counsellors are the most effective way of creating change. By the end of this one-day course, participants will: Develop an understanding of the importance of lobbying as a means of influencing the political system; Practice lobbying skills through group roleplay. **** Please note this training is only open to members who live within 100 kms of the Edmonton Regional Office****
December 17, 2018 - 2:40pm •
This two-day course for union stewards will
December 17, 2018 - 2:35pm •
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. Talking Union Basics is a prerequisite to participating in other PSAC courses and events.

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