Cupe Education


Union Education

As a member of CUPE, there are many educational opportunities available.

CUPE’s Union Development Department offers a wide variety of workshops to help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to improve our workplaces and our society.

To view all upcoming workshops, please click here.

The link will take you to “Cupe’s Union Education” Website.  Select your province, and
it will list many upcoming workshops. Below is some of many that are listed:



Four Steward Learning Series Modules – Local 5430 (Region 3) only. Please see special instruction for registration.

March 13 – 14, 2019 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Local 5430 (Region 3), Regina, Saskatchewan | English
Four Steward Learning Series modules offered:
– Challenging Racism in the Workplace
– Creating Harassment Free Workplaces
– Solidarity with Indigenous Workers
– Psychologically Safe Workplaces
March 27 – 28, 2019 | CUPE Local 5430, Region 1, North Battleford, Saskatchewan | English
Four steward learning series modules:
– Duty of Fair Representation
– Representing Members in Front of Management
– Ally Skills for Stewards
– Solidarity with Indigenous Workers
March 28 – 29, 2019 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Regina, Saskatchewan | English
Recording Secretaries play a vital role in keeping local unions strong.
Learn how to:
• take clear and accurate meeting minutes;
• organize files;
• process and write correspondence;
• Communicate effectively with members.
Apr 11, 2019 | CUPE Saskatoon Area Office, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | English
This workshop is for all members in an elected position within the local union. Whether you are a trustee or a member of the executive, learning about the basics of the local union’s finances is a priority. In this workshop, you will learn about your duties within the finances of the union, budgeting and how to be transparent and accountable to members.
Apr 12, 2019 | CUPE Saskatoon Area Office, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan | English

Once secretary-treasurers and trustees complete the Financial Essentials 1-day workshop, they will spend Day 2 learning about bookkeeping and auditing.

Treasurers will learn how to use the CUPE electronic ledger, manage the local union’s funds and accounts, and prepare reports to the membership and the trustees.

Trustees will learn how to properly perform an audit of the local union’s books, accounts, properties, and assets. At the end of this workshop, Trustees will be able to make recommendations to the local union to improve the local union’s financial health.
LAPTOP REQUIRED-if possible.

April 15 – 16, 2019 | CUPE Saskatchewan Regional Office, Regina, Saskatchewan | English
What does a CUPE steward do? If you are a new steward and want to learn how to help CUPE members solve workplace problems, this introductory workshop is for you!
In this workshop, you will learn:
• investigating workplace problems;
• filing a grievance;
• meeting with management;
• dealing with workplace complaints.NOTE: See more Stewarding courses under the Steward Learning Series.
May 26 – 31, 2019 | Hawood Inn, Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan | English

On behalf of CUPE Education Branch please find the program brochure at the following link: