Education, Training and Conference
Education has played an enormous role in creating the strong social unions that founded Unifor. At our founding convention, delegates re-affirmed the importance of union education.
The strength of our future is not only at the bargaining table and on the picket line, it is in the classroom.
With regions across the country navigating the various phases of the pandemic and moving towards what we hope will be a return to life pre Covid-19, the Education Department, in consultation with our Area Directors, is preparing to relaunch our popular 1 (one) and 3 (three) day Area Schools.
At this time, strict adherence to regional and local Covid-19 protocols will determine our ability to offer these schools across the country.
Area Schools & Online Education – The Process
Area schools will be offered based on the needs and demands of Local Unions.
Local Union requests for training require a minimum of 8 (eight) and a maximum of 20 (twenty) members for an area school to run. If your local has less than 8 members that require training, contact the Education Department for assistance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local unions can reach out to other Locals in the area to fill a class.
Classes must be held, where possible, in Unifor Union Halls or Regional Offices. Where this is not possible, other arrangements will be made (accessibility issues will be taken into account).
The Education Department requires a minimum of 6 (six) weeks notice from the start of a class for preparation purposes.
Please see the 1 & 3 Day and On-line Course offerings.
Please visit our website unifor.org/education for full course descriptions. (Website will be updated August 2021)
The Education Department will continue to offer on-line education and webinars post pandemic. Contact Patty Barrera for more information and visit our website at onlineeducation.unifor.org
Area Schools Contact
Patty Barrera, National Representative, Education Department email@example.com
Area School Courses
Bullying in the Workplace: An Occupational H&S Hazard (1 day)
Collective Bargaining (3 day)
Compensation, All Jurisdictions (1 day)
Compensation, Duty to Accommodate (1 day)
GHWL (3 day)
Harassment Investigation (3 day)
Health & Safety - The Basics (1 day)
Health & Safety: Beyond the Basics (3 day)
Health & Safety – Federal Legislation (1 day)
Health & Safety – Provincial Legislation (1 day)
Local Officer (3 day)
Local Union Finances (3 day)
Mental Health Matters For Leadership (1 day)
Pay Equity (3 day)
Planning for your future (1 day)
Respectful Workplaces (4hr)
Respectful Workplaces (1 day)
Getting to Know your Union (1 day)
Women Activist (3 Day)
WCB (3-day) BC
WCB (3-day) MB
WCB (3-day) NS
WSIB (3-day) ON
Grievance Handling Workplace Leadership
Health & Safety: The Basics
Mental Health Awareness
Arbitration for Leadership
Anti-harassment: for all Unifor Election Candidates - 90min apprx.
Duty to Accommodate: for Unifor Representatives - 90min apprx.
Introduction to Collective Bargaining: for all Unifor members - 45min