Training Opportunities at CAPE for Association Representatives

September 15, 2004 The following is the Fall training schedule for CAPE. All training will be conducted at the national office, starting each day at 8:30am.
Training sessions provided in English:
October 19-20
Steward’s training
October 21
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Training sessions provided in French:
October 26-27
Steward’s training
October 28
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Stewards’ Training: the standard course
The standard Stewards’ course will be given over a period of two days.
Only members who have agreed to be stewards or who are giving serious consideration to becoming stewards can take the course.
Only stewards who have not taken the course in the past five (5) years are eligible to take the course.
Updates to the manual will be copied to all stewards who have been trained by CAPE. They will be sent to the steward one month before the scheduled date of a training session.
Starting in 2003, there will be two sets of training sessions scheduled every year, normally one in May, the other in November; separate sessions will be provided in French and English.
Steward’s Training: Collective Agreement
A one-day course will be given every year normally in May for the purpose of familiarizing steward’s with the collective agreement that applies to their members.
Only members who have agreed to be stewards or who are giving serious consideration to becoming stewards can take the course.
Only stewards who have not taken the course in the past five (5) years are eligible to take the course.
Updates to the manual will be copied to all stewards who have been trained by CAPE. They will be sent to the steward one month before the scheduled date of a training session.
Occupational Health & Safety Training
A one-day course will be given every year normally in November, as of November 2003, for the purpose of familiarizing CAPE representatives on OSH Committees with their role as occupational and health representatives.
Only OSH representatives or members who are giving serious consideration to becoming an OSH representative can take the course.
Only OSH representatives who have not taken the course in the past five (5) years are eligible to take the course.
Updates to the manual will be copied to all OSH representatives who have been trained by CAPE. They will be sent to the representatives one month before the scheduled date of a training session.
Collective Bargaining Committee Training
Training for collective bargaining comes from experience, but requires some knowledge of the juridical and strategic issues that set the framework for negotiations.
At some time during the three-month period which precedes notice to bargain for a group represented by CAPE, the Association will offer members of the bargaining committee a half-day course on the legal framework and the strategic issues of bargaining.
For further information on the above, or if you wish to express interest in a course, please contact Liana Griffin, Professional Services Assistant, at the national office no later than October 8, 2004 .