OPSEU Region 2 is hosting virtual educational sessions via Zoom in July. All members are welcome to apply.

New Activists/Stewards Orientation

This 6-hour course provides new stewards with the tools to create a profile of the diverse members the steward represents, and an understanding of the questions to pursue after the course.

Participants will receive a basic orientation to the role of stewards and other LEC members, and will develop an understanding of the structure of OPSEU. Information about key union resources will be provided, as well as options for resolving workplace issues, including the steps of the grievance process and common labour terms and vocabulary.

Saturday July 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Tuesday July 20 and Thursday July 22, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  

Duty to Accommodate

This online session focuses on the Duty to Accommodate around the Ontario Human Rights Code and the 17 prohibited grounds identified in human rights legislation. It also covers the rights of employers, employees and the Union and their roles in fulfilling accommodation requests.

Complete with a case study, the course explores the theme that sometimes in order to treat people equally and fairly means they have to be treated differently from others. It also emphasizes that employers must reasonably accommodate employees who fall into the groups protected by human rights legislation.

Wednesday July 21, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Wednesday July 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

The registration deadline is Monday, July 12

Please see the attached form, and if you have any questions please contact Susan at ftunitsteward@opseu241.ca