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  • Violence Prevention in the Workplace - 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.

  • On behalf of Colleen Coffey, Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) and the Atlantic Regional Council, we would like to invite you to observe the upcoming meeting of the Atlantic Regional Council taking place November 17 – 18, 2018 at the Homewood Suites, Halifax, NS. Should you be in the area and would like to attend, please RSVP to Katie at your earliest convenience. 

  • This training will equip participants with basic skills to interpret their Collective Agreement & to apply it to their day-to day experience at work. It will then explore 2 major dynamics that influence the outcomes of the collective bargaining process. Participants will take a critical look at how politics & economics impact their lives & the terms & conditions of their work. They will then discuss strategies for strengthening their agreements through member mobilization & collective action.

  • This course will look at power relationships and how they affect the workplace.  Participants will identify elements that make up a respectful workplace and discuss what is needed in order to establish and maintain a more respectful workplace.  They will also define harassment and bullying and their impact at work, and look at policies, processes and the legal framework that governs harassment in the workplace.  Finally, participants will study measures for preventing workplace harassment as well as formal and informal recourse routes.   

  • Local Officers Training - This is an introductory course for any new officers or those who may be interested in the role of the local union officer. This will give Local Officers essential knowledge for upholding their Local responsibilities and building a strong union. Participants learn: how an effective Local functions; roles and responsibilities of the Local Executive; how Executives can work well as a team, how to engage members, and dealing effectively with management.