The Unifor Education Department offers area courses in various locations across the country. These courses give our members the opportunity to meet others from Unifor workplace in and around their local community. We also offer courses at our Education Centre in Port Elgin.
Over 20 courses are offered in areas across the country. Courses range from Grievance Handling and Collective Bargaining to Building Activism. They include both one-day to three-day courses. A schedule of area courses will be published twice a year.
Will the course cost me any money? Will I be paid for lost time?
There are no registration fees for any of our area courses. One day courses are mostly run outside of working time with an expectation that members will attend on their own time. Lunch is provided on site. A strong union is built through rank-and-file activism. A contribution of your time and interest will ensure we are an effective union.
The three-day courses are generally run during working time or a combination (two days on working time, the third on a non-work day). For these courses, your lost time is covered by the Local and the National. Your lunch is provided on site at no cost to you. Travel and accommodations may be covered following a set of guidelines. Some pre-approval is necessary. Check with your Local.