Niagara CUPE Council Summer School Two

Jul 15, 2017 to Jul 16, 2017
Niagara Area Office, 110A Hannover Drive, Suite 101, Niagara
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm & Sunday 9 am – 12 pm
Combating Workplace Bullying

Bullying hurts everyone.  As union members, we have a role to play in combating workplace bullying.  Come and talk about:
• What bullying is, and isn’t
• How bullying hurts the target, the witnesses, the employer, the union, and even the bully
• How not to be a bystander
• How the union can make a difference

Steward Learning Series

Handling Discipline & Discharge

For many stewards, discipline and discharge cases are the hardest grievances to handle. Learn about:
• key legal concepts and terms;
• the role of a steward during the employer’s investigation; when discipline is given; and during grievance meetings;
• how to develop effective arguments.

Handling Grievances

A refresher on basic grievance handling, this module highlights the steward’s role as educator. Participants teach each other “best practices” and share strategies for dealing with difficult grievances.

Representing Members in Front of Management

Stewards and supervisors are equals when they meet about labour relations. This module equips stewards to be proactive when meeting with management. Learn tips for effective meetings, and build confidence by practicing meeting situations.

In response to the health concerns of our members and staff, CUPE has implemented a Scent-Free Policy at all of our workshops.  Scented products such as hair spray, perfume and deodorant can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches.  Facilitators and participants are asked to refrain from using scented products while attending our workshops and meetings.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Jun 30, 2017
$75.00 for affiliated locals, $90 for non-affiliated locals. The registration fee includes course materials, coffee, tea and snacks for breaks and lunch (will include vegetarian option) on Saturday.  $50 if member has any other dietary restrictions and will not be participating in lunch.

Please make cheque payable to the Niagara District CUPE Council and mail to:

Susan Schmidt
c/o Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive, Suite 101
St. Catharines, ON  L2W 1A4

Please contact Susan Schmidt at for any cancellation requests.