Advanced union training coming in early 2018

PSAC BC is proud to announce two upcoming advanced courses have been scheduled for early 2018 ...

Representing and Advocating Against Workplace Racism - January 13 and 14, 2018 in Vancouver

If you are a PSAC Steward with experience representing members with management and you want to improve and practice your representation and advocacy skills around workplace racism, then this course is for you.

The PSAC Representing and Advocating Against Workplace Racism is a two-day, advanced course intended to develop our union’s ability to provide effective representation on racial discrimination at the Local/Branch level.

You will deepen your knowledge about racism and racial discrimination and available options to address these issues in the workplace. You will strengthen your skills to advocate and represent members on racial discrimination grievances.  You will learn how to support racialized members who are victims of racism and identify appropriate means of resolving workplace racial discrimination situations.

Pre-requisites for this course are the PSAC Talking Union Basics course or Introduction to the Union for Indigenous Members (formerly the National Aboriginal Peoples’ Circle) course, the PSAC Grievance Handling course, the Human Rights Are Workers’ Rights course and experience representing members with management. 

More information and online application here.

Advanced Representation Training for Stewards - February 2nd to 5th, 2018 in vancouver

If you are a PSAC Steward with some experience representing members with management and you want to improve and practice your representational skills, then this course is for you.

The PSAC Advanced Representation Training for Stewards is a four-day, advanced course, with a focus on representation.  You will look at various routes for engaging members in helping them to resolve workplace issues.  You will deepen your knowledge of the processes and legal framework of grievance handling and what is needed from you to support the PSAC’s representation of members at all levels of the grievance process, up to arbitration/adjudication.  Using case studies based on grievances that have been to arbitration, you will practice steps in the grievance process including; interviewing a member, fact-finding, meeting with management for initial problem-solving, drafting a grievance, preparing for a grievance hearing and representing a member at a grievance hearing.  

Pre-requisites for the PSAC Advanced Representation Training for Stewards are the PSAC Talking Union Basics course or Introduction to the Union for Indigenous Members (formerly National Aboriginal Peoples' Circle) course, the PSAC Grievance Handling course and experience representing members with management.

More information and online application here.

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