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  • Area 11 - Steward Fundamentals

    Tuesday, October 29, 2024 at 09:00 AM through October 30, 2024
    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU in Prince George, BC, Canada

     

    STEWARD FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING 

    DATE: Tuesday, October 29, 2024

    & Wednesday, October 30, 2024

    LOCATION: Diane L. Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George BC

    TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (In person only)

     Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, stewards are introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skilful in their interactions with members and the employer. Please register below and reserve your seat.

     Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered,

    Please RSVP no later than Friday, October 11, 2024.

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

     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.

    Together in Solidarity,

     Lindsay Decraene, Staff Representative

     

     

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  • Area 12 - StepUP!

    Tuesday, November 05, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Terrace Area Office in Terrace, 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.

  • Local 707 Bowling Event

    Wednesday, November 06, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    McCurdy Bowling Centre in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    You're invited to a special member to member event. Mingle with co-workers new and old from near and far. Enjoy some delicious appetizers and try your hand at 10-pin bowling. There's no fee to attend but space is limited. Don't delay. Sign up today for an evening of fun and games. Please leave your kids at home or arrange for a sitter. We'll pay for the childcare.

    RSVP is required to attend.

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  • Area 12 - Steward Fundamentals - 2 Day Course

    Monday, November 18, 2024 at 09:00 AM through November 19, 2024
    Terrace Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals is a two-day foundation-level course for all stewards. It focusses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through discussion and interactive group activities, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skillful in their interactions with members and the Employer.

    This course is for elected stewards and local officers who have not previously taken the Basic Steward Training in the past five years. We recommend that stewards and local officers take the one-day STEP UP course before taking Steward Fundamentals.

    · A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course - below, please enter the date and total # of employer paid hours (i.e. 8 hours)

    · Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided.

    · Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

  • 1703 Enhanced Steward Training

    Monday, November 18, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    LMAO - Musqueam Room in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Local 1703 stewards are invited to attend a one-day Enhanced Steward Training on November 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.

  • 1703 Enhanced Steward Training

    Wednesday, December 04, 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 December 4, 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.