Area 11 Steward Training - April 25-27, 2017

March 20, 2017

STEWARD TRAINING
TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY
April 25-26-27, 2017

This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the:
LOCATION:    Diane L. Wood Union Centre
                      Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU
                      500 Quebec Street, Prince George
DATE:            Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017
TIME:             9:00 am – 5:00  pm

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.

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 of the BCGEU 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).

REMEMBER: PLEASE REQUEST YOUR UNION PAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE IMMEDIATELY WITH YOUR EMPLOYER AS EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE FOR YOUR LEAVE!
Register no later than Monday, April 10, 2017!

Register online at: http://events.bcgeu.ca/area_11_steward_training

For more information please contact the area office at:
Diane L. Wood Union Centre
Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

500 Quebec Street
Prince George BC   V2L 0C6
Telephone: (250) 563-1116 or Toll Free: 1-800-667-8772
Facsimile: (250)-562-9012 or Toll Free: 1-800-946-0257
Email: Area11@bcgeu.ca

Download PDF of notice here.