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Click here to read and download the District 6 Spring School call out letter from Director Myles Sullivan

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Register today – scroll down to access the registration form!

Join your fellow Steelworkers for a week of learning and fun to strengthen our union!

Register early to ensure a spot in your preferred course during our week-long educational seminars at the Living Waters Resort from May 27-31, 2024. Class sizes are limited.

Registration deadline is May 3, 2024

Courses offered:

Officers in Action
This course is designed for all current and potential local and amalgamated local executive officers and unit chairpersons and will focus on:

  • Union, local and unit structure
  • Committees and responsibilities
  • Duties and roles of officers
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • Consensus building
  • Building solidarity and activism

Bargaining To Win
This course will assist members who serve on bargaining committees to understand the collective bargaining process. This course will prepare participants to work as part of the negotiating team. Participants will be better prepared for events in getting both themselves and the membership “ready and engaged” in the bargaining process. It will ensure participants are aware of the challenges they will face both within and outside of the committee while carrying out their responsibilities. Communication with the membership will be a key part of this training.

Sessions will include:

  • Determining issues
  • Communicating with the membership
  • Negotiating skills
  • Contract language
  • How to cost a package

Financial Officers
This is a workshop for local financial officers, trustees and other members interested in the financial operations of the union. Participants will practise the skills they need as a financial officer. This includes keeping a monthly ledger, allocating funds, cheque-writing and the proper notations on the cheque stub, per capita tax reporting, and the actual auditing of the books.

Trustees will gain an understanding of what a complete set of books should look like by actually doing the books themselves. They’ll look at how to budget in a way that helps their local achieve its objectives to serve the needs of the membership.

Session will include:

  • Duties of the financial officers
  • Financial officers’ guidance information
  • Completing expense vouchers
  • Financial secretaries cash book
  • Calculate income tax, CPP/QPP and EI
  • How financial officers work with Executive Members and others to build the Local Union

Registration – scroll down to access the registration form!

Registration fee:
Single occupancy: $2,200
Double occupancy: $1,900
Note: Double occupancy is limited and it is on a first-come, first-served basis. Not everyone who chooses double occupancy will receive it.

Register online and send the registration fee to:
USW District 6 Spring School
Attn: Dani Mahmoudi
800-234 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4P 1K7

Please make cheque or money order payable to the United Steelworkers (memo line: USW District 6 Spring School)


District 6 has 45 scholarships ($600 each) available on a first come, first served basis, with one scholarship per bargaining unit. Participants from Atlantic provinces will be eligible for an enhanced scholarship due to travel costs.

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