Here is a summary of VIRTUAL workshops posted. If you are interested in any, please let us know so we can get you registered! Contact

January 11 to February 4, 2021 – CLC Weeklong Winter School

January 19, 2021 – OH&S Committee’s Role During COVID

January 19, 2021 – Notetaking (OLS)

January 22, 2021 – Notetaking (OLS)

January 26, 2021 – Mental Health First Aid

January 26, 2021 – Secretary-Treasurer Orientation (OLS)

January 27, 2021 – Bullying & Harassment

January 28, 2021 – Mental Health & The CSA Standard

January 29, 2021 – Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1

February 2, 2021 – Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2

February 9, 2021 – Notetaking (OLS)

February 12, 2021 – Challenging Racism

February 18, 2021 – Introduction to Stewarding – Part 1

February 23, 2021 – Introduction to Stewarding – Part 2

February 26, 2021 – LET – Trustee Orientation (OLS)

There are webinars being hosted by our Municipal Pension Plan. Here are the links to register.
MPP Approaching Retirement
MPP Making the Most of Your Pension

If you want to learn more about the changes to our MPP, then click here to watch the video and then try the MPP calculator to see how the changes may affect you.

To see the list of workshops currently being offered – CLICK HERE

There are many educational opportunities available to Local 556 members that are provided through CUPE education programs. One of our executive’s goals in “building a strong local” is to develop and support members through successful modes and levels of education.

We encourage every member to learn more about the basics of what unions are, where we came from, what our achievements have been, rights, the grievance procedures and health and safety in the workplace. The Introduction to Stewarding, Labour History, or the Shop Steward Learning Series is great for this.

Other active members may want more, such as bargaining courses, Facing Management, Advanced Shop Stewarding, Note Taking, Parliamentary Procedures, Representing Members at Investigative/Disciplinary Meetings, etc. These are examples of such courses for the members holding positions such as Shop Stewards, Unit Vices, Grievance or Bargaining Committees.

CUPE education programs are offered year round in various locations. The local will reimburse wages and travel expenses (with union and employer approval) for CUPE education workshops.

For more information about workshops:
CUPE Catalogue of Workshops
BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Training Calendar

If you see a workshop you would like to attend or have any questions, then please contact your shop steward, unit vice or our education coordinator.