Course description- Participants will examine why Health & Safety is a Union issue. Members will learn about union perspectives on Health & Safety, the Internal Responsibility System and increase their knowledge on the rights and responsibilities of workers. A safe and healthy workplace is a basic worker’s right. This course will empower members to ensure we have secure workplaces. Participants will start with their own knowledge of their work, and workplaces, and will critically examine the risks and responsibilities of workers and employers, including the notion of ‘worker carelessness’. Participants will develop action plans to mobilize members and to ensure the employer provides the necessary tools, training and funding to support a healthy and safe workplace. Note: Childcare expenses incurred to attend this event will be reimbursed per UNW Regualtion III.9.
Union training at its best! The Union School is open to all members – it provides you with a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and skills while networking with other members from across the North Region. Great conversation, learning and developing relationships with members from across all three territories will energize you so that you are prepared to return to your workplaces and locals; ready to empower other members!