Steward Nomination (one position) for all 1204 BCGEU Members at Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation - 16088 84th Avenue, Surrey

March 21, 2017

To:       All 1204 BCGEU Members at Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
           16088 84th Avenue, Surrey
Re:      Steward Nomination (one position)


Nominations are now open for one position for a steward at your worksite, and will close April 20, 2017.

The steward is the face of the union at your worksite.

Some of the roles of the steward are:

  • To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights
  • Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices
  • Sign up new members at the worksite
  • Help you interpret and understand your collective agreement rights
  • Communicate about local and union issues and educational opportunities
  • Ensures the union bulletin board is current
  • Refers members to committees on specific issues, such as labour management and occupational health and safety
  • Advises or refers you to the appropriate people who can deal with WCB appeals, STIIP/LTD issues, unemployment insurance issues and classification appeals

Training will be provided by the union.

A nomination form is attached. Once completed, please return to the BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office no later than 5:00 pm, April 20, 2017 to the attention of Richard Tones, Staff Representative, by faxing to 604.882.5032. Alternatively, the nomination form can also be returned by email to:

Should there be more nominations than positions available; the Union will facilitate an election.


In solidarity


Richard Tones
Staff Representative



Download PDF of notice here

Download PDF of nomination form here 


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