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  • Area 05 2022 Activist Appreciation Event

    Saturday, November 05, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    As a "thank you" for your service to the membership of our Union, you and your spouse, or guest, are cordially invited to attend our 2022 Activist Appreciation Event. We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy a festive evening with your fellow activists, special guests, and Area Office staff.

    WHEN: Saturday – November 5, 2022

    5:00 p.m. – Cocktails, Appetizers

    6:00 p.m. – Introductions, Speakers

    7:00 p.m. – Buffet Dinner

    8:30 p.m. - Entertainment

    WHERE: Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops

    540 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC

    Please note that it is BCGEU policy that where alcohol is served at an event, transportation to and from the event and/or accommodation for out of town guests, will be provided and paid for by the BCGEU - in accordance with BCGEU Financial Policy. Other costs associated with attending this Appreciation Night can be claimed in accordance with the amounts and eligible expenses indicated on the Union's Expense Claim Form. Such expense claims should be forwarded to the Kamloops BCGEU Office for approval and processing of reimbursement.

    If you will require a leave of absence from work in order to attend this event, you should obtain verbal approval from your supervisor as soon as possible, while noting that the Union will provide you with the necessary paperwork for a Union-paid leave after the registration deadline. All those requiring accommodation will have rooms reserved for them at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops. Please Note: If you are requesting a hotel room, please register prior to October 5, 2022. If you do not require a hotel room, please register prior to October 14, 2022.

    If you have a guest, please include their name and any dietary restrictions in the "Additional Info for this event" field.

    We will not accept any late registrations.

    We sincerely hope you will be able to join us on November 5, 2022 and look forward to seeing you then. If you cannot attend, after having registered, please be sure to cancel your RSVP. If you need assistance with this, please contact the Area Office. Also, please let the Area Office know so that catering and other arrangements can be adjusted.

    In solidarity

    Area 05 Cross-Component Committee 

  • Area 02 STEP UP Nov 15 2022

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    STEP UP, our new introductory, one-day course for new and returning stewards, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or returning steward. Along the way, you will learn about your fundamental union rights and useful union tools and strategies for getting started in your role. You will leave feeling more informed, confident and ready to support a member through a Step 1 grievance. This course is the first step on our new learning pathway for stewards.

     

    · 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.

     

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date.

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  • Area 02 Steward Fundamentals Nov 16-17

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 09:00 AM through November 17, 2022
    Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals: Steward Fundamentals is a two-day foundation–level course for all stewards. It focuses 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.

    · A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course.

     

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date.