Bargaining From Strength Course

February 17, 2018 to February 18, 2018
(All day)
TBA, Abbotsford, BC (Map)
Sign-up Deadline: 
February 2, 2018

Facilitator: TBC

Bargaining from Strength

“The difference between bargaining and begging is the power to effect change.”

Want to get more information about the Collective Bargaining process and how it affects you? Wondering how it all works and how you can get more involved? Ever pondered the connections between bargaining and the larger political context?

Understanding and being involved with the Collective Bargaining Process is essential for all union activists.

This 2 day course will provide an overview of the Collective Bargaining process and how it connects to broader global, economic and political context and more specifically to the union’s work on Political Action.

Together we will discuss the importance of collective bargaining and how it fits within the larger social and political context. We will look at the steps involved in the bargaining process, the roles and responsibilities and how agreements are ratified. We’ll explore ways in which we can be more involved in the various stages of the negotiations process. We will also identify the importance of being involved in Political Action as part of our bargaining strategy and learn specific skills such as lobbying and communications to help us be more effective in putting forward our priorities in the broader political arena.

Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM to 4:30PM