Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 NDCC Meeting

2018 Dates:

  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • Dates are subject to change…  Usually meet the third Monday of each month excluding July, August and December.

2019 Dates:

  • Dates will be announced once NDCC Delegates have approved the 2019 dates in September 2018.

Starting @ 6:30pm

Location:Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive, Suite 101
St. Catharines, ON; L2W 1A4

 

 

Jul
28
Sat
Summer School Part 2 2018 @ Niagara Area Office
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

BARG – Mobilizing for Bargaining
Jul 28, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm) (21 spaces available)

In this workshop, members of local Mobilization Committees look at effective ways to engage members before bargaining begins, and throughout the bargaining process. NOTE: This workshop is for the Mobilization Committee.

Political Action & Activism
Jul 28, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm) (24 spaces available)
Jul 29, 2018 (9:00am-12:00pm) (24 spaces available)

Political Action and Political Activism is a 9-hour workshop that provides an important overview of the CUPE’s role in the political arena. It begins with exploring how and why unions should be engaged in political action, and then proceeds into a how-to guide designed to improve the knowledge and skill-base of political activists. This course focuses not only on electoral politics, but also on coalition building and community activism.

Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive Suite 101
St. Catharines, Ontario
(map)

Member: $75
Non-member: $90

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:

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

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to CCalvelli@cupe.ca

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.

Collette Calvelli
ccalvelli@cupe.ca

Sep
17
Mon
Niagara District CUPE Council Meeting @ Niagara Area Office
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.
Sep
18
Tue
SLS – Handling Discipline and Discharge @ Niagara Area Office
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep 18, 2018

6:00pm-9:00pm

English

CUPE/SCFP

Learn about key legal concepts and terms, the role of the stewards during the employer’s investigation, when discipline is given, and during grievance meetings, and how to develop effective arguments.

Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series

Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive Suite 101
St. Catharines, Ontario
(map)

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Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to CCalvelli@cupe.ca

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.

Collette (Collette) Calvelli
ccalvelli@cupe.ca

Sep
21
Fri
NDCC Strategic Planning @ Niagara Area Office
Sep 21 all-day

Locals work with staff to put together a strategic planning session. Strategic planning is a collaborative way to set achievable and measurable goals for our CUPE Council. It will help us determine what will be implemented over a matter of weeks and years so our Council can evolve and grow to serve your local better. It is also a way to build capacity and activism within your local. This is not an off the shelf workshop. Each situation is different and requires a tailor made approach.

 

 

https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/register/1525

Oct
15
Mon
NDCC October Delegates Meeting @ Niagara Area Office
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
20
Sat
NDCC Fall School @ Niagara Area Office
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm
October 20 – 21, 2018

English

CUPE/SCFP

Niagara District CUPE Council School

HS – Basics of Incident Investigations
October 20 (9:00am) – 21, 2018 (12:00pm) (24 spaces available)

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.

HS – Equality in Health and Safety
October 20 (9:00am) – 21, 2018 (12:00pm) (24 spaces available)

Championing equality in the workplace and the union is a vital role of health and safety activists. But what does it really mean to act as a good ally? In this workshop, we will explore what oppression looks like in a health and safety context, and look at ways to reduce personal bias, challenge oppression, and act in solidarity with members from marginalized and equity-seeking groups.

HS – Ergonomics
October 20 (9:00am) – 21, 2018 (12:00pm) (24 spaces available)

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.

Pensions – An Introduction
Oct 20, 2018 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Oct 21, 2018 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Pensions are our deferred wages. That’s what makes them a union issue – whether you’re trying to get a workplace pension for your members or are trying to protect the one you have. In this workshop, you’ll learn about: • Government pensions – the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Program and the Guaranteed Income Supplement; • The different kinds of workplace plans and why some are better than others; • The attacks on workers’ pensions – and how we can fight back as union members.

Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive Suite 101
St. Catharines, Ontario
(map)

Member: $75
Non-member: $90

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:

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

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to CCalvelli@cupe.ca

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.

Collette (Collette) Calvelli
ccalvelli@cupe.ca

Nov
10
Sat
NDCC Fall School #2 2018 @ Niagara Area Office
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm
November 10 – 11, 2018

English

CUPE/SCFP

Niagara District CUPE Council School

SLS – Challenging Racism in the Workplace
November 10 (9:00am) – 11, 2018 (12:00pm) (25 spaces available)

This workshop covers what racism looks like in the workplace, and your role as a steward in challenging it.

SLS – Conflict Resolution Skills for Stewards
November 10 (9:00am) – 11, 2018 (12:00pm) (25 spaces available)

Knowing how to handle conflict well will improve your relationships with members and the employer. Learn about the different responses to conflict and practise communication skills that will help in situations of conflict.

SLS – Connecting with Aboriginal Workers
November 10 (9:00am) – 11, 2018 (12:00pm) (25 spaces available)

Explore how your local can demonstrate solidarity with Indigenous members. Stewards discuss strategies for making your locals more inclusive to Indigenous members.

Saying ”NO” to Harassment
November 10 (9:00am) – 11, 2018 (12:00pm) (25 spaces available)

How do we recognize harassment? What are the impacts of harassment and what can the union do about it? This workshop will help you understand: • what harassment is; • how to handle complaints; • how to use contract language, education, and workplace policy to prevent harassment.

Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive Suite 101
St. Catharines, Ontario
(map)

Member: $75
Non-member: $90

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:

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

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to CCalvelli@cupe.ca

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.

Collette (Collette) Calvelli
ccalvelli@cupe.ca

Nov
19
Mon
November NDCC Delegates Meeting @ Niagara Area Office
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
20
Tue
SLS Hot Topics @ Niagara Area Office
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov 20, 2018

6:00pm-9:00pm

English

CUPE/SCFP

This module is an opportunity for stewards to learn more about current issues.

Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series

Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive Suite 101
St. Catharines, Ontario
(map)

15

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to CCalvelli@cupe.ca

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.

Collette (Collette) Calvelli
ccalvelli@cupe.ca

Jan
16
Wed
SLS – Creating Accommodation-Friendly Workplaces @ Niagara Area Office
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Jan 16, 2019

6:00pm-9:00pm

English

CUPE/SCFP

Learn the legal framework for the duty to accommodate, what a good accommodation process and plan look like, and what to do if the employer is not willing to provide reasonable accommodation.

Steward Learning Series old, Steward Learning Series

Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive Suite 101
St. Catharines, Ontario
(map)

15

Please note that this workshop may be cancelled due to low registration or other reasons.

Send your cancellation request in writing with your local number, address and telephone number by the registration deadline to CCalvelli@cupe.ca

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.

Collette (Collette) Calvelli
ccalvelli@cupe.ca