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  • Area 01 - Token of Appreciation for Local 1201 Activists

    Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00 AM through July 15, 2024
    Virtual/BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Dear 1201 BCGEU Activists

    It has been quite a year. We hope that this email finds all of you healthy, safe and well.

    We know how hard all of you have worked this year in your roles as stewards, OHS Reps, and Representative on your Article 29 Committee. This has truly been a year that has stretched many of us to capacity and despite that, you have all kept working hard to support the members that rely on you.

    This year more than ever, activists of the BCGEU deserve appreciation. As a token of our appreciation of your dedication and hard work for the membership, please click on the link below which will allow you to receive a free BCGEU T-Shirt that will be mailed to your home address.

    Please provide us with your information as listed below in the "Additional info for this event" field so that we can mail your T-Shirt:

    1. Size: (Available Sizes are XS to XXXL)

    2. Home Mailing Address: (please ensure this is correct or we will be unable to mail your T-Shirt to you)

    The deadline to register for the free T-Shirt is July 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

  • Local 603 Enhanced Steward Training

    Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Musqueam Meeting Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Date: May 24, 2024

    To: BCGEU Local 603 Stewards

    Re: Local 603 One-Day Enhanced Steward Training

     

    Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

    Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Location: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office

    130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver

    Musqueam Meeting Room

    This one-day course on Tuesday, June 25th, is open to Local 603 stewards and Local 603 Executive members.

     

    This steward training is an opportunity for Local 603 stewards to get to know each other, and to discuss worksite issues and different approaches in addressing same.

     

    The topics that will be covered include:

    - attendance management, steward's role in investigation meetings, duty to accommodate, 1.10 complaints, Component Agreement Appendix 4 Workload

     

    You must register for the course by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 6th using the link below:

    http://events.bcgeu.ca/local_603_enhanced_steward_training 

    *Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available. *

     

    As the Union will provide a union-paid leave-of-absence (LOA) for this course, please state the number of hours you will need for an LOA for June 25th on the registration form.

     

    In solidarity,

     

    Kevin Ball

    Local 603 Chair

     

    Kay Sinclair

    Staff Representative

    KES/TO/FYI L603 Enhanced Stwrd Training

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  • 1703 Enhanced Steward Training

    Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Squamish Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Local 1703 stewards are invited to attend a one-day Enhanced Steward Training on June 25, 2024. Topics for the course will include:

    - Discipline grievances

    - Supporting members in investigation meetings

    - Dealing with difficult managers

    - The grievance process: a review

    This course is being offered on multiple dates, but the course content is the same. Please ensure you only register for ONE course date.

    A Leave of Absence (LOA) form will be provided to those who request one. LOA requests must include the number of hours required.

    Lunch will be provided on the course date so please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

  • Area 01 - Token of Appreciation for Local 1201 Activists

    Monday, July 15, 2024 at 05:00 PM
    Virtual/BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Dear 1201 BCGEU Activists

    It has been quite a year. We hope that this email finds all of you healthy, safe and well.

    We know how hard all of you have worked this year in your roles as stewards, OHS Reps, and Representative on your Article 29 Committee. This has truly been a year that has stretched many of us to capacity and despite that, you have all kept working hard to support the members that rely on you.

    This year more than ever, activists of the BCGEU deserve appreciation. As a token of our appreciation of your dedication and hard work for the membership, please click on the link below which will allow you to receive a free BCGEU T-Shirt that will be mailed to your home address.

    Please provide us with your information as listed below in the "Additional info for this event" field so that we can mail your T-Shirt:

    1. Size: (Available Sizes are XS to XXXL)

    2. Home Mailing Address: (please ensure this is correct or we will be unable to mail your T-Shirt to you)

    The deadline to register for the free T-Shirt is July 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

  • Area 04 STEP UP!

    Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, Canada

    Whether you're a brand new BCGEU member or you've been a member for a while, this STEP UP! workshop will introduce you to our union and help you develop your skills and knowledge around your rights as a worker and the role the union plays in supporting workers, their families, and our communities. Through stories of courage and strength, you will gain the clarity and support you need along with some useful union tools and strategies to get started with the BCGEU. You will leave feeling more informed, confident, and ready to connect with your co-workers.

    After finishing the STEP UP! workshop, you will …

    • Know the story of the BCGEU and why unions matter

    • Be able to build your sense of identity and solidarity as a worker and a member of the BCGEU

    • Learn how to support and champion the union at work

    • Understand how power works in the workplace and society

    • Know how to use available union tools to build worker power

    • Discover opportunities to get more involved in the BCGEU

    A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course. Please provide how many hours you work per shift on the registration form. Lunch will be provided, please advise of dietary restrictions and/or allergies. Please note the number of participants is limited.  

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  • Areas 01 and 02 CCC - Workshop on Music and Labour Activism

    Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 05:30 PM

    We have to sing (in Duncan)!
    A fun, interactive, workshop on labour activism and music 

    Greetings BCGEU Members in Area 01 and Area 02,

    After the overwhelming participation and fun had at this event in the Victoria area, we are taking it on the road to Duncan to ensure more members can come and enjoy the music.

    We would like to invite our members in the Cowichan Valley area to a workshop on Thursday, July 18, 2024 intended to explore, create and invigorate this musical tradition. In this workshop, there is no previous musical experience required; in any way shape or form; simply a desire to express and participate. If you just want to sing, you can sing!

    If you play an acoustic instrument, please bring them along!

    In this workshop we will be focusing on the songs of the last workshop and some new ones. We will look at the history and content of the songs, and ways to continue making them relevant today. Lyrics can always be modified and adapted, but some of these songs are as true today as they were 100 years ago!

    If you would like to acquaint yourself with the songs prior to coming out, please let us know so we can connect you with resources.

    We hope to see many of you there and share in the joy of song, build solidarity and have some fun!

    Please RRSP as space is limited.

    In solidarity, 

     

    Peter Janz, Shop Steward & Recording Secretary, Local 301

    and the Area 01 Cross Component Committee

  • 1703 Enhanced Steward Training

    Thursday, September 12, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    LMAO - Squamish Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Local 1703 stewards are invited to attend a one-day Enhanced Steward Training on September 12, 2024. Topics for the course will include:

    - Discipline grievances

    - Supporting members in investigation meetings

    - Dealing with difficult managers

    - The grievance process: a review

    This course is being offered on multiple dates, but the course content is the same. Please ensure you only register for ONE course date.

    A Leave of Absence (LOA) form will be provided to those who request one. LOA requests must include the number of hours required.

    Lunch will be provided on the course date so please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

  • Area 05 In-Person STEP UP! Course (Area 05 Members) - 1 Day

    Wednesday, October 16, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Kamloops BCGEU Area Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    Whether you're a brand new BCGEU member or you've been a member for a while, this STEP UP! workshop will introduce you to our union and help you develop your skills and knowledge around your rights as a worker and the role the union plays in supporting workers, their families, and our communities. Through stories of courage and strength, you will gain the clarity and support you need along with some useful union tools and strategies to get started with the BCGEU. You will leave feeling more informed, confident, and ready to connect with your co-workers.

    • A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course.
    • Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided.
    • Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

  • 1703 Enhanced Steward Training

    Friday, October 18, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    LMAO - Squamish Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Local 1703 stewards are invited to attend a one-day Enhanced Steward Training on October 18, 2024. Topics for the course will include:

    - Discipline grievances

    - Supporting members in investigation meetings

    - Dealing with difficult managers

    - The grievance process: a review

    This course is being offered on multiple dates, but the course content is the same. Please ensure you only register for ONE course date.

    A Leave of Absence (LOA) form will be provided to those who request one. LOA requests must include the number of hours required.

    Lunch will be provided on the course date so please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

  • Area 11 - Step Up

    Tuesday, October 22, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU in Prince George, BC, Canada

    STEP UP TRAINING

    DATE: Tuesday, October 22, 2024

    LOCATION: Diane L. Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George BC

    TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

      STEP UP: An intro to the BCGEU for all new Stewards and new Members

     Course Goal: Introduce members to the BCGEU and the labour movement

     Learning Outcomes: On completing STEP UP! Participants will:

    · Know the story of the BCGEU and why unions matter;

    · Be able to build your sense of identity and solidarity as a worker and a member of the BCGEU;

    · Learn how to support and champion the union at work;

    · Know how to use available union tools to build worker power;

    · Understand how power works in the workplace and society; and

    · Discover opportunities to get more involved in the BCGEU.

     When registering online, please advise if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements. Please note: There are parking stalls at our location, however, if there is not adequate parking for everyone attending this training, receipted parking expenses will be reimbursed.

     As in the past, you will be eligible for a leave of absence. Please get approval from your supervisor prior to registering.

     If you require virtual attendance, please contact the area office.

     Please register by Friday, October 4, 2024.

    The Registration for this course will be opened closer to the course date (Approx 6 weeks before training).

    Together in Solidarity,

     Lindsay Decraene, Staff Representative

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