| 03-10-2022

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Spring 2022 Local Education Schedule


All members in good standing are invited to apply for any course they have not participated in before. Any member participating in these courses will be reimbursed for any scheduled CPC day(s) of work they miss. The Advanced Shop Steward course has an added prerequisite of having attended the basic shop steward course and being an active, sanctioned steward of the local. Courses scheduled to be at the CUPW 730 office** are subject to change, including cancellation, depending on shifting pandemic public health guidelines.

Please read carefully: Applications can be copied, or filled out digitally or printed from: LINK. In order for this application to be considered, all requested info must be provided, and the questionnaire fully answered. Please be sure to include the full name of the course you are applying for as well well as what date preferences you have (if the course offers multiple dates). One application must be filled out for each different course you hope to attend.

Once filled, email the completed forms or pictures of forms to: educate730@gmail.com. Alternatively, physical copies can be printed, filled, and brought to, or mailed to, our local union hall (18121 107 Ave, T5S 1K4, Edmonton, AB) before the listed application deadlines. If your application is accepted, you will be contacted with further details.



CUPW And You (1 day)

April 5 or 6, 2022, 8am-4pm via Zoom Video Conference

This 1-day course is intended for people who have found their feet at work but are unsure of their role in the union or even how our union functions.  Together, we will look at our expectations of a union, discuss the history of CUPW, and find what roles we can play, collectively, to improve our working lives. Application deadline: March 21, 1pm, 2022.

Taking Back Our Workfloor (1 day)

April 26, 27, or 28, 2022, 8am-4pm @ CUPW 730 Office**

A union is only as powerful as it’s members are involved and willing to assert their collective power! This 1-day course gets back to the grassroots organizing that helped unions change the world for the better so long ago.  Participants will be trained on how to gather allies, as well as successfully build, and carry out, a work floor job action. Application deadline: April 15, 1pm, 2022.

Basic Shop Steward (3 days)

May 11-13, 2022, 8am-4pm @ CUPW 730 Office**

This 3-day course gives members the confidence to further empower themselves and help uphold the rights of their co-workers. Participants will learn about the many different roles a steward plays, how to navigate disciplinary meetings with management, and how to properly support the grievance procedure as well as the efforts of work floor activists. Application deadline: April 29, 1pm, 2022.

Advanced Shop Steward (5 days)

May 16-20, 2022, 8am-4pm @ CUPW 730 Office**

The 5-day advanced shop steward course is an opportunity for committed local activists, who are already active shop stewards, to further refine their skills. The basic course gave you the tools, the advanced course challenges you to take more of a leading role in our local as someone capable of mentoring and assisting other activists and stewards in their own development. Application deadline: April 29, 1pm, 2022.

Digital Application Form: LINK