The CUPE Ontario Education Committee invites members to participate in a wide variety of seminars and schools. Two schools are offered each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Courses offered vary, but each link back to CUPE Ontario’s fight for fairness. Education encourages union engagement, mobilizes members to take action and ultimately strengthens locals. Some courses that are available include Contracting Out and Privatization, Preparing for Bargaining, Introduction to Stewarding, Workers’ Compensation, and Labour Law.
Education scholarships are offered to members from Locals affiliated to the CUPE Ontario and are in good standing as members. The purpose of the scholarship is to support members pursuing and furthering education and training to strengthen their local and the union overall. All applications will be awarded using an equality lens that seeks to grant scholarships to those members who identify as from any of the five equality groups, that include,: women, racialized and First Nations workers, young workers, workers with a disability, queer and transgender members. Priority consideration is given to members from small locals and to those members from Northern Ontario.
Union education is a great opportunity to develop union activists and strengthen your local.
The 2015 Fall School will take place Dec. 1-6 at the Toronto Sheraton Centre. Check back regularly for course descriptions and to register.
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