Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 NDCC Meeting

Date: Third Monday of Each Month Starting @ 6:30pm

Location: Local 4156 Office
2601 Hwy # 20 East
Unit # 1
Fonthill, ON
L0S 1E6

 

 

Oct
16
Mon
Niagara District CUPE Council Meeting @ CUPE 4156 Office
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: CUPE 4156 has relocated to our new office location.  Same Strip Plaza just new unit.  UNIT 1 (Corner Unit).

 

Niagara District CUPE Council works to:

  • Promote the efficiency and value of public services.
  • Build unity and solidarity among CUPE Locals.
  • Improve the social and economic well-being of all persons.
  • Provide bargaining and strike support.
  • Increase the profile of CUPE members in our communities.
  • Provide educational opportunities to union members.
  • Promote equity for all and oppose harassment and discrimination.
  • Support CUPE National and Ontario Division campaigns.
  • Advocate for positive progressive political change.
Oct
21
Sat
Niagara District CUPE Council School @ Niagara Area Office
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Labour Law

There will be examination of various aspects of labour law including an overview of the Labour Relations Act and various other legal topics affecting Locals and Local Union activists.  Please bring your collective agreement.

Health & Safety Modules

Basics of Incident Investigations

Learn how to identify root causes of workplace incidents, injuries, and diseases, common routes of entry of toxic substances, and your role in the investigation process.

Identifying & Documenting Hazards

In this module, you will learn techniques for identifying hazards, such as body maps, surveys and inspections. You will also develop a methodology for dealing with the hazards you find.

Ergomonics

This module looks at the musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, such as strains or carpal tunnel syndrome, the risk factors and the employers’ obligations to prevent these types of injuries.

Oct 6, 2017
Registration fee is $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 sue.schmidt9102@gmail.com for any cancellation requests.

Nov
14
Tue
WSIB – Levels I and 2
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm

WSIB Level I – Rights & Obligations

An introductory 12 hour course that provides an overview of Ontario’s compensation system. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of workers’ compensation. Parts of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act will be reviewed to give a clear understanding of what workers and employers are covered mandatorily under the compensation scheme. There will be detailed discussion regarding the legal definition of accident as well understanding what injuries are considered work-related. The Board’s legal tests that are applied in decision-making will be examined. Participants will review the statutory obligations of both workers and employers mandated by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. They will also learn what rights are provided by the legislation. Also included will be a review of Early and Safe Return to Work, the re-employment obligation and insight into the operations of the WSIB. Hands on experience interpreting and completing Board forms are included.

WSIB Level II – Benefits & Representation

This 12 hour course provides participants with the knowledge of the benefits and services available and how to properly conduct themselves as representatives in the workers’ compensation system. Benefits and services will be explained in detail, including NELFELLOELMR and PPD. Participants will be shown how the Board calculates injured workers’ benefits. Short term and long term calculations will be explained so that participants understand what and when monetary items such as overtime are included in the worker’s earnings basis. Legislative and policy changes including Bills 162, 165, 15 and 99 will be discussed. Participants will gain an appreciation of the Board’s Service Delivery Model which will foster better interaction techniques. Participants will learn how to examine claim files and master the art of communication with physicians and Board staff. Hands on experience will be received through a series of exercises using a Board file. Pre-requisites are the Level 1 ODRT course or equivalency.

Nov 3, 2017

Registration fee is $165.00 for affiliated locals, $180 for non-affiliated locals. The registration fee includes course materials, coffee, tea and snacks for breaks and lunch (will include vegetarian option) on Saturday.

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 sue.schmidt9102@gmail.com for any cancellation requests.

Nov
20
Mon
Niagara District CUPE Council Meeting @ CUPE 4156 Office
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: CUPE 4156 has relocated to our new office location.  Same Strip Plaza just new unit.  UNIT 1 (Corner Unit).

 

Niagara District CUPE Council works to:

  • Promote the efficiency and value of public services.
  • Build unity and solidarity among CUPE Locals.
  • Improve the social and economic well-being of all persons.
  • Provide bargaining and strike support.
  • Increase the profile of CUPE members in our communities.
  • Provide educational opportunities to union members.
  • Promote equity for all and oppose harassment and discrimination.
  • Support CUPE National and Ontario Division campaigns.
  • Advocate for positive progressive political change.
Dec
4
Mon
WSIB Level IV Return to Work @ Niagara Area Office
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

WSIB Return to Work

This 30 hour course is for those who work as or desire to work as Return to Work Specialists. The course focuses on the process of helping injured workers return to work as quickly and safely as possible, with dignity and job security. Topics include: identifying and overcoming barriers in the RTW process, determining essential duties, identifying and offering short term and long term suitable work, how to develop accommodation and job restructuring plans, worker obligations, disability related legal principles including the duty to accommodate, the employers’ obligation under legislation, contract language, RTWcommittees, Labour Market Re-entry services and RTW mediation. Graduates of this course will be prepared to immediately impact on re-employment at their individual workplaces. Their contributions can result in significant cost savings for the employer and the Board alike. Pre-requisites are Level I and II ODRT courses or equivalency.

 

Nov 17, 2017
Registration fee is $257.00. The registration fee includes all week long course materials, lunch, and coffee, tea and snacks for breaks on each day of the workshop.

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 sue.schmidt9102@gmail.com for any cancellation requests.

Dec
18
Mon
Niagara District CUPE Council Meeting @ CUPE 4156 Office
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: CUPE 4156 has relocated to our new office location.  Same Strip Plaza just new unit.  UNIT 1 (Corner Unit).

 

Niagara District CUPE Council works to:

  • Promote the efficiency and value of public services.
  • Build unity and solidarity among CUPE Locals.
  • Improve the social and economic well-being of all persons.
  • Provide bargaining and strike support.
  • Increase the profile of CUPE members in our communities.
  • Provide educational opportunities to union members.
  • Promote equity for all and oppose harassment and discrimination.
  • Support CUPE National and Ontario Division campaigns.
  • Advocate for positive progressive political change.
Jan
10
Wed
Mental Health First Aid @ Niagara Area Office
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm

Registration to be opening soon.

Jan
15
Mon
Niagara District CUPE Council Meeting @ CUPE 4156 Office
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: CUPE 4156 has relocated to our new office location.  Same Strip Plaza just new unit.  UNIT 1 (Corner Unit).

 

Niagara District CUPE Council works to:

  • Promote the efficiency and value of public services.
  • Build unity and solidarity among CUPE Locals.
  • Improve the social and economic well-being of all persons.
  • Provide bargaining and strike support.
  • Increase the profile of CUPE members in our communities.
  • Provide educational opportunities to union members.
  • Promote equity for all and oppose harassment and discrimination.
  • Support CUPE National and Ontario Division campaigns.
  • Advocate for positive progressive political change.
Feb
19
Mon
Niagara District CUPE Council Meeting @ CUPE 4156 Office
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: CUPE 4156 has relocated to our new office location.  Same Strip Plaza just new unit.  UNIT 1 (Corner Unit).

 

Niagara District CUPE Council works to:

  • Promote the efficiency and value of public services.
  • Build unity and solidarity among CUPE Locals.
  • Improve the social and economic well-being of all persons.
  • Provide bargaining and strike support.
  • Increase the profile of CUPE members in our communities.
  • Provide educational opportunities to union members.
  • Promote equity for all and oppose harassment and discrimination.
  • Support CUPE National and Ontario Division campaigns.
  • Advocate for positive progressive political change.
Mar
19
Mon
Niagara District CUPE Council Meeting @ CUPE 4156 Office
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: CUPE 4156 has relocated to our new office location.  Same Strip Plaza just new unit.  UNIT 1 (Corner Unit).

 

Niagara District CUPE Council works to:

  • Promote the efficiency and value of public services.
  • Build unity and solidarity among CUPE Locals.
  • Improve the social and economic well-being of all persons.
  • Provide bargaining and strike support.
  • Increase the profile of CUPE members in our communities.
  • Provide educational opportunities to union members.
  • Promote equity for all and oppose harassment and discrimination.
  • Support CUPE National and Ontario Division campaigns.
  • Advocate for positive progressive political change.