NDCC 2017 Spring School Two


April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am – April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Dr, St. Catharines, ON L2W 1A3

Apr 22, 2017 to Apr 23, 2017
Niagara Area Office, 110A Hannover Drive, Suite 101, Niagara
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm & Sunday 9 am – 12 pm
Labour History

Unions have led the charge for shorter work weeks, health and safety legislation, collective bargaining rights, benefit and pension programs, paid sick leaves, workers’ compensation, and much more. Now unions are under attack… We will explore the history of unions in Canada and key moments in CUPE’s 50 year history to understand:

  • Why are unions under attack?
  • Who benefits when workers’ rights are weakened?
  • What can we learn from our history to help us move forward and build our power at the bargaining table and in the political arena?

Health & Safety Learning Series Modules

H&S: Law & Orders

This module covers the basic origins of health & safety law, how to find, read and interpret relevant sections of law and highlights some of the more important aspects of the specific health & safety law that applies to you.

H&S: Preventing Mental Injury at Work

New forms of work, job insecurity, work intensification, high demands, violence and a resulting poor work-life balance are resulting in psychosocial and mental health problems in CUPE workplaces.  This module focuses on the workplace as the cause of mental health issues, and not the individual.  Discuss strategies and actions that actually help make workplaces psychologically healthier and safer.

H&S: Violence Prevention in the Workplace

This module examines the risk factors that lead to violence in the workplace, and the employer’s obligations to prevent workers from being exposed to and injured by violence while at work.  We examine relevant health and safety law, and start to develop strategies to make our workplaces safer.

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.

Apr 7, 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 sue.schmidt9107@gmail.com  for any cancellation requests.