CUPE Education in the fall and a reminder about NADC


The Parksville courses have just been announced:

Communicating CUPE – media relations and social media

Duty to accommodate: every worker’s right

Executive officers and strategic planning

The attack on your deferred wage – the real pension story

Steward Learning Series (Being an ally for equality; Creating an accommodation friendly workplace; Creating psychologically healthy and safe workplaces; Green action for stewards; Mobilizing members; Understanding mental health; What stewards need to know about collective bargaining; and, What stewards need to know about health and safety)

This weeklong takes place in Parksville, BC from October 4th to 9th this year.  For more information, please see:

And a reminder about NADC Fall School – this year’s school will be held in Quesnel from Sep 28 to Oct 2, and includes:

Duty to accommodate (Sep 28 to Oct 2);

Retirement planning (Sep 28 to Oct 2);

Steward Learning Series (Sep 30 to Oct 2) including the modules Creating an accommodation friendly workplace, Creating gender equality, Representing members in front of management, What stewards need to know about collective bargaining, What stewards need to know about mental health (new!), and What’s our duty;

Recording secretaries (Oct 1-2);

and, Women breaking barriers (Oct 1-2).

Want more information on NADC?  Check out the school announcement here:  (if that link doesn’t work, the announcement may have been updated; you can find it here:

If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please fill out a Request to Attend Training form, a Travel Authorization form, and a Leave form, and send them to (please CC as well) or drop them off at the CUPE office by noon on Wednesday, July 29, 2015Please note that this now includes a third form – for full details and all the forms, please visit  Please also indicate a second and third workshop choice on your request form.

In solidarity,


Mandi Schwarz

Proud member of CUPE 3799 at UNBC

CUPE 3799 Education Committee Chair