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2019 SFL - CLC Annual Spring School

2019 SFL - CLC Annual Spring 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 SFL/CLC Spring 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 Spring 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 Annual Spring School at the beautiful Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. 

Link to the Brochure  

Registration

Registration takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday May 6, 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@clc-ctc.ca for more information.

When
5/6/2019 - 5/10/2019
Where
24 Fairford Street East Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0C7 CANADA

Program


 
This course will help shop stewards, health and safety representatives and other union representatives gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence at work and the role of the union and employer in addressing it. Participants will learn ways to best support members who may be experiencing domestic violence, including how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and risk factors and how to connect members to support and services in the community. Union representatives will also leave with tools to build awareness in the workplace about domestic violence at work.
Category
COURSES
Time
5/6/2019 1:00 PM - 5/10/2019 12:00 PM
5/6/2019 1:00 PM

Effectively examines the economic, political and social forces at play between union and management. Participants can expect participation, interaction and roleplays along with practical skills and tools for com-munication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.
Category
COURSES
Time
5/6/2019 1:00 PM - 5/10/2019 12:00 PM
5/6/2019 1:00 PM

Healthy and safe workplaces are a basic right. This workshop will provide worker activists with tools, materials, and processes to address this key area of work life. You will develop an understanding of how workplace stress and other psychosocial hazards can affect us and how to deal with them. The workshop will help identify stressors affecting workers such as job demands, job control, lack of support, and violence/bullying resulting in a lack of work life balance. It will help develop an action to take on systematic factors affecting mental health through advocacy, bargaining and political action. We will discuss health and safety issues important to workers and focus on solutions and prevention strategies to reduce stress and eliminate hazards.
Category
COURSES
Time
5/6/2019 1:00 PM - 5/10/2019 12:00 PM
5/6/2019 1:00 PM

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 members. This course will train participants on the three-step approach to effective member engagement (Go, Listen, Build) and connect it to a three-step approach for building an active membership (one-on-one communication, taking action on worksite issues, and designing a strategy and plan to win). This training is particularly helpful for unions with upcoming contract negotiations, a backlog of unresolved grievances, a particularly disengaged membership, or a diverse membership that is not reflected in local leadership. Each participant will leave the training with a worksite specific plan for creating an engaged and active membership as well as a series of measurable goals to evaluate outcomes.
Category
COURSES
Time
5/6/2019 1:00 PM - 5/10/2019 12:00 PM
5/6/2019 1:00 PM

This course will get people thinking about the main factors in planning for retirement with emphasis on finances and retirement goals. While finances are a major part of retirement planning, this course will also delve into relationships, living conditions, retirement activities, women in retirement, health and wellbeing. Designed by retired union members, this course is for members who are retiring soon, considering early retirement or on the verge of a layoff. Whether you negotiate terms of a pension plan, serve as a pension trustee or just have an interest in knowing more about retirement in general, this course is for you.
Category
COURSES
Time
5/6/2019 1:00 PM - 5/10/2019 12:00 PM
5/6/2019 1:00 PM

This course is designed for non-Indigenous workers who want to learn more about Indigenous issues and who want to work in solidarity with their First Nations and Metis brothers and sisters. Issues to be discussed will include history, spirituality, creating a representative workforce, Indigenous issues at the bargaining table, and opening the union to Indigenous activists. Indigenous workers are also welcome to enroll in this course.
Category
COURSES
Time
5/6/2019 1:00 PM - 5/10/2019 12:00 PM
5/6/2019 1:00 PM