Virtual Talking Union Basics

Thursday February 16, 2023 - Saturday February 18, 2022

February 16 and 17, 9AM - 3PM - February 18 9AM - 2PM

Facilitator: Martha Johnson, Robert Strang, James Little

This is the union’s key introductory course, held in a virtual setting. 

If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, felt curious about Labour History, and wanted to know more about your rights, then Talking Union Basics (TUB) provides answers to these questions. The course also introduces the collective agreement, what the collective bargaining process looks like and provides an introduction to the grievances. You will learn about the many opportunities to be active in the union and ways you can make a contribution to building strong locals in the B.C. region. 

It is recommended that members take TUB first, as it provides the basic knowledge you need to get the most from other PSAC courses. 

PLEASE NOTE! You must commit to completing all seven (7) modules. 

This virtual training will be offered using the Zoom platform.  We recommend having access to a computer with a camera and reliable internet connection to make the education experience more interactive and enjoyable. 

Loss of salary will be provided if required, in accordance with provisions in your collective agreement. 

This virtual version of the TUB consists of 7 modules of 2 to 3 hours each over three days.

February 16 and 17, 9AM – 3PM, February 18 9AM – 2PM

Apply for this course below. Application deadline February 2, 2023.

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Personal, not employer email please
or your home phone number if no cell

Workplace information

if you're working remotely due to Covid, enter your usual or pre-pandemic workplace

Loss of salary and materials

PSAC Education is committed to greening our events and would like to reduce the amount of paper waste produced at our education events. Climate change, global warming and the protection of our environment are union issues. Conventions, conferences and meetings all have an impact on our environment. We can help reduce this impact by adopting environmentally-friendly practices.

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