Education Program - NS Region - January to May 2019

Course

Date and Location

Description                                                                                                                    

Information and Registration                             

Talking Union Basics

January 19-20, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax                        

This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for most members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education.

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Talking Union Basics

February 23-24, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax     

This course is the first introduction to the PSAC for most members and continues to be the foundation for more advanced union education.

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register
  

Violence Prevention in the Workplace

 

February 23-24, 2019

Holiday Inn   300 Esplanade, Sydney      

       

 

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.

 

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register 
 

Understanding and Strengthening our Collective Agreements

March 2-3, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax

 

This training will equip participants with basic skills to interpret their collective agreement and to apply it to their day-to day experience at work. It will then explore two major dynamics that influence the outcomes of the collective bargaining process. Participants will take a critical look at how politics and economics impact their lives and the terms and conditions of their work. They will then discuss strategies for strengthening their agreements through member mobilization & collective action.

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Grievance Handling

March 9-10, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax

This course provides new PSAC Shop Stewards with essential basics for grievance handling and effective stewarding. See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Grievance Handling

 

April 27-28, 2019

Holiday Inn, 300 Esplanade, Sydney

This course provides new PSAC Shop Stewards with essential basics for grievance handling and effective stewarding.

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Introduction to Canada Labour Code Part II

April 27-28, 2019       

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax

 

This course is an introduction to the Canada Labour Code, Part II. It will cover the internal responsibilities system, as well as the employer and employee responsibilities of this legislation. The course is for Health and Safety Committee members and members who are interested in knowing more about Health and Safety in federally regulated workplaces

See poster attached for more information
and details on how to register

Shop Steward Training

May 25-26, 2019

Postponned

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax   

This two-day course is for both new and experienced Stewards wishing to build on their representation and advocacy skills. The course will explore the concept of Duty of Fair Representation and the responsibilities a Steward has when working with and representing members. The course will also help Stewards gain the confidence they need to deal with a wide range of workplace issues such as human rights and mental health.

          Postponned

Advanced  Program
Unions Work for Women

May 3-5, 2019

PSAC Cal Best Boardroom
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301, Halifax  

The goal of the course is to build a better union, better workplaces and a better society by encouraging and supporting active PSAC women in their struggle for fairness, equality and social justice.

For more information and registration details please click this link.
Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights: an introduction to the PSAC for Indigenous Members TBD

The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to provide an opportunity for Indigenous members to learn how they can navigate the structures of the PSAC.  This course has been designed for members who have had little or no previous involvement with their union and is a great first step to understanding how unions work for working people. This two-day training will provide members with a way of empowering themselves to effect change in their workplaces, communities and union. 

Details on how to apply will be forthcoming.

Online learning

Our online program offers union training at your own pace and time. These introductory courses provide a solid overview on a range of topics. Explore the union’s basic roles and responsibilities including the services it provides all members. Visit PSAC's online learning centre. If you are a union steward and want to increase your knowledge and hone your skills, our on-line stewards modules will help. Start your learning here: http://psacunion.ca/stewards-series-training
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