Area 11 Steward Training

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:30pm

BCGEU Prince George Area Office, 500 Quebec St., Prince George BC, V2L 0C6 | view map
Phone: 250-563-1116 | Phone toll free: 1-800-667-8772 
Fax: (250) 562-9012 | Fax toll free: 1-800-946-0257



TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY:  April 21-22-23, 2015

This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day) will be held at the Diane L. Wood Union Centre, Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU, 1070 - 4th Avenue, Prince George.  Provided to all new BCGEU stewards, this training clarifies the steward’s role, rights and responsibilities.  It identifies support and resources available to stewards as they take forward grievances, interpret and protect their collective agreement rights, and communicate with members.  The course, adapted to meet the needs in each area, often includes an introduction to Canadian labour history, Step 2 grievance handling, communications training, and information on the structure of the BCGEU.  Stewards’ Training helps new stewards develop the skills and confidence they need to be workplace leaders.

PLEASE NOTE:  Parking at the Area Office is for BCGEU Staff only.  Course participants should use the Parkade located at 1055 - 5th Avenue, Prince George (just one block from the office).  Receipted parking expenses will be reimbursed.

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible, you MUST be a Steward or Local Officer who has never taken the former Basic Steward Course or the newly updated Steward Training (or, if you need refresher training, call your BCGEU Staff Representative at the Prince George Area Office for pre-approval).

EXPENSES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE:  The BCGEU will reimburse your Employer for any time you are away from work to attend this course.  The normal union expense policy will apply (including mileage, parking, hotel accommodation and meal allowances).

To register, complete the form below and return no later than Tuesday, April 14, 2015!  !!Important!!  If you do not wish to register, the opening will be offered to another steward.

REMEMBER:   Please request your UNION PAID leave of absence immediately with your employer as EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE FOR YOUR LEAVE!  When you register for the course, please notify your Employer that you MAY be absent these dates.  The BCGEU will send you a confirmation letter and an LOA when you are accepted into the course.

Click on link to access information and registration form:  /sites/default/files/events/attachments/BSC%20REG%202015-APR-21-22-23.pdf

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