When 110 days to go November 05, 2024 at 8:30am 8 hrs
Where Online
Contact Education Department [email protected]

Grievance Handling and Workplace Leadership Online (OLGHWL3)

COURSE DATES: November 5-7, 2024

*This course is being offered in Pacific Time*


Please RSVP by October 15, 2024

(Space is limited as this is an interactive course with live Discussion Leaders)

Please NOTE your local must first approve and obtain your leave of absence from your workplace for all three full days,  before you can register for this course.

Please NOTE we reimburse local’s ONLY not individual members as per the “2024 Local Reimbursement Guidelines found here.” This course is eligible for 50/50 reimbursement.



Are you a Chairperson, Steward or a Committeeperson? Would you like to develop or sharpen your skills? The role of workplace representatives is critical to our union strength – it is a rewarding and challenging job.

In this three-day course we use case studies and practical activities to focus on three key aspects of the role of the workplace representative:

  • Technical skills (what is a grievance, how to conduct an investigation, writing and presenting grievances, duty of fair representation);
  • Communication skills (listening, asking questions, formulating arguments);
  • Union building skills (actions and strategies for strengthening the union at the local and national level).

This program is designed to equip workplace leaders with the skills and tools needed to defend the rights of workers and to develop an understanding of the role of a workplace representative in building a strong membership and local union.

Program Duration: 3 Days

November 5-7, 2024

Important Note: Our program runs on Zoom and starts at 8:30 a.m. PT and runs until 4:30 p.m. each day to accommodate participants from coast to coast. You will receive an email with more details prior to the course.

Course requirements: a computer equipped with a web camera (webcam) as well as a microphone and speakers (or headphones), and a stable internet connection.  It will not be possible to join the course by phone. You must be able to join independently in order to participate in the course and with the material.

Will you come?