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2019 Manitoba Labour Activist School

2019 Manitoba Labour Activist School
Labour education builds solidarity and knowledge. Labour education teaches the skills unions need to represent their members and defend their rights using proven methods that allow adults of all backgrounds to learn. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the 2019 Manitoba Activist School is here to help your union succeed. Unions know they need to reconnect with a new generation of working people. They can do this by being better bargainers and better advocates for their members at work, as well as better political activists for everyone who works to support themselves and their families. The courses offered by the Manitoba Activist School can help your union do all of this and more!
Registration is open to affiliates of the CLC and Federations. 

We are excited to host the 2019 Manitoba Fall Activist School at the beautiful Gimli Resort, Gimli, Manitoba. 

Link to the Brochure  

Registration

Registration takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday October 28, 2019. Lunch will be provided, followed by a general plenary commencing at 1:15 p.m. with classes to follow.

Meals

Meals are provided for all delegates as follows:
Breakfast: Tuesday through Friday
Lunch: Monday through Friday
Dinner/Supper: Monday through Thursday

To Register Online:

1. Login to site with your username and password. Create one if you have never done so. 
2. Click on Register Myself or Register Someone Else. Open to affiliates of the CLC and Federations.
3. Indicate any dietary restrictions or special needs and choose Save responses.
4. Scroll down to your course and select Add next to your course (only one course may be selected).
5. Once completed proceed to the check out. Choose payment method Pay now (by credit card) or Pay later (by cheque). Then confirm your purchase by clicking Submit Order.
6. A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.

P
lease contact
prairie@clcctc.ca for more information.

When
10/28/2019 8:00 AM - 11/1/2019 12:00 PM
Where
Box 1860 10 Centre Street Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 CANADA

Program


Monday, 28 October 2019

 
This course is for chief stewards, business and assistant business managers, local officers, and stewards with considerable experience handling grievances. You will practice more advanced grievance handling skills using real life case studies and role plays. Participants will discuss discipline grievances, harassment, drug and alcohol issues, and different styles of management. The course will deal with procedures before the process of arbitration. Knowledge of the first stages of the grievance process will be assumed.
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course
Time
10/28/2019 11:30 AM - 11/1/2019 4:30 PM
10/28/2019 11:30 AM

This course will look at economic, political, social forces at play between union and management. It will examine the roles and rights of each group and the different types of union/management relationships and styles. We will look at the power, bias, and privilege dynamics between union and management and how we can communicate effectively. We will focus on problem solving, understanding issues, developing strategies, finding and presenting facts and argument, finding areas of agreement, building solutions, implementing and maintaining solutions. Participants can expect lots of participation, interaction, and role-plays along with practical skills and tools for communication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.
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course
Time
10/28/2019 11:30 AM - 11/1/2019 4:30 PM
10/28/2019 11:30 AM

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT - MEMBER ACTION is designed for experienced shop stewards, local union leaders, and union staff who want to transform how members engage with their union and how their union engages with their members. This course will train participants on the three-step approach to effective member engagement (Go, Listen, Build) and connect it to organizing approaches for building an active membership. Participants will leave with new skills and ideas for building and measuring a member engagement strategy.
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course
Time
10/28/2019 11:30 AM - 11/1/2019 4:30 PM
10/28/2019 11:30 AM

This introductory survey course will help raise awareness for participants about mental health issues facing workers in today's workplace. Activists will develop a range of strategies to specifically support, accommodate & represent members with mental health challenges at work. We will look at the myths around mental illness, challenging stigma and what role the union can play in making our workplaces & unions more inclusive of members with psychological disabilities. We will develop action plans to take on systemic factors affecting mental health through advocacy, bargaining & political action.
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course
Time
10/28/2019 11:30 AM - 11/1/2019 4:30 PM
10/28/2019 11:30 AM

Transforming Conflict into Union Activism approaches conflict in a novel way. It recognizes that conflict isn't always negative but that it is the outcome of the conflict that is negative or positive. This course will teach participants how to listen to people involved in a conflict, get to the root causes of a conflict, and how to coach people involved in a conflict to identify shared interests. Participants will learn how to use those shared interests to help people involved in a conflict find solutions and turn the conflict and shared interests into union activism.
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course
Time
10/28/2019 11:30 AM - 11/1/2019 4:30 PM
10/28/2019 11:30 AM