Area 09 STEP UP
2316 Columbia Ave Castlegar, BC V1N 2X1 Canada
STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, 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(if you are scheduled to work). If you require a Leave of Absence please indicate this when you RSVP including the number of hours required. Notify you Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for Union Business and advise that the paperwork is coming.
Lunch will be provided. Please advise if you have any allergies with special dietary requirements.
BCGEU COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR DAY OF COURSE – With no exceptions
• Proof of vaccination is required and verified by the office using the BC Vaccine card verifier app
• Each participant must complete a rapid test prior to entering the meeting room, test provided at the office and verified upon arrival.
• Members are required to wear a face mask while entering the building. A KN95 protective face mask will be provided to you upon arrival, which must be worn while in attendance at the BCGEU. No other facemasks will be permitted while in attendance except for the provided K95 face mask.
• Prior to entry to the building, all attendees are required to complete the following self-assessment by answering the questions at: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en Please follow any directive of the self-assessment.
Protocal changes will be implemented as they arise.