Please visit the Workshops & Courses page to sign up for the Introduction to Stewarding course on Dec. 14th. Deadline to register is Dec. 10th.
September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. All CUPE 23 members are encouraged to honour it through personal reflection, taking opportunities to listen and support Indigenous folks in your community, purchasing and wearing orange from Indigenous owned businesses and donating where you can. We also encourage conversations with colleagues, family and friends as learning is best done together.
Tuesday, September 28 – 6pm
Truth and reconciliation: conversations for CUPE members
How can CUPE members contribute to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people? What can we learn from Indigenous CUPE members and their experiences and activism? And how can we support the fight for justice for today’s generation of Indigenous children and youth?
These and other questions will be addressed at a free, national webinar hosted by CUPE’s Human Rights Branch, in collaboration with Union Education.
What: A Conversation about Truth and Reconciliation for CUPE members
When: Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 PM
Register in advance here.
Who: Event speakers include:
- Debra Merrier, Diversity Vice-President for Indigenous Workers, CUPE National Executive Board
- John Brady McDonald, Senator, CUPE Saskatchewan Indigenous Council Committee
- Mark Hancock, National President, and Charles Fleury, National Secretary-Treasurer, will provide opening remarks and introduce Elder Thomas Louttit.
- Moderator: Dana Wesley, Senior Officer (Indigenous Issues), CUPE Human Rights Branch
The webinar will be followed by moderated Q&A sessions
ASL and live captioning will be provided
Registration required. All welcome
CUPE 23 Stewards are now required to use the CUPE Grievance investigation form and checklist when initiating a member complaint or concern. You learned about the “Grievance Fact Sheet” in your Steward training. It walks you through getting all the relevant information so you can best represent our members. Effective and efficient information gathering really helps speed processes up, especially as issues get passed from you to the officers who will handle them. This form will be linked on our Resources page and can also be found on the CUPE.ca website any time – go to Member Resources -> Resources for Stewards.