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  • Local 502 Enhanced Stewards Training March 2020

    Monday, March 02, 2020 at 09:30 AM through March 03, 2020
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

     

    The union will be providing all local 502 stewards and local executive a day of training to enhance your knowledge and skills.

     

    Build your local network! Bring your questions! Build your skills! Have fun!

     

    You deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU steward.

    Did you know that you have an entire group of people with union experience and expertise who want to help and mentor you in your steward role?

    We would like you to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even more empowered and effective steward.

     

     

     

    Learn more about:

     

    Grievance and Complaint procedure

    Respectful Workplace, Bullying, Harassment and Misuse of Management Authority –Recognizing the difference

    Investigation Meetings – the role of the Steward

     

     

     

    DATE: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

     

    TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Please note the office opens at 8:30 a.m.)

     

    LOCATION: BCGEU North Island Area Office

     

    106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo

     

    (Please park in designated BCGEU parking spots.)

     

     

     

    You will not lose any pay as we pay your wage for the day, and your lunch is covered as well as any mileage and/or hotel, meals or childcare you may incur. You are an important part of the Union and training is important to properly represent your members.

     

     

     

    To register please click on the following link:

     

     

     

    http://events.bcgeu.ca/local_502_enhanced_stewards_training_march_2020

     

     

     

    If you have any questions, please contact the office at 1‑800‑667‑1997 or 250-824-0825.

     

     

     

    In solidarity

     

    Jennifer Newman, Local 502 Chairperson

     

    Doreen Smith, Staff Representative

     

  • Area 08 - Step Up Training

    Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Cranbrook Area Office in Cranbrook, 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 jouney 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 dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

    Date: March 3, 2020

    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch provided)

    Location: BCGEU Cranbrook Area Office

    46 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook

    Space is limited, preference will be given to stewards who also register for Steward Fundamentals training.

    The deadline for registration is February 13, 2020. Please contact the area office at area08@bcgeu.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

     

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  • Local 502 Enhanced Stewards Training March 2020

    Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 09:30 AM
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

     

    The union will be providing all local 502 stewards and local executive a day of training to enhance your knowledge and skills.

     

    Build your local network! Bring your questions! Build your skills! Have fun!

     

    You deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU steward.

    Did you know that you have an entire group of people with union experience and expertise who want to help and mentor you in your steward role?

    We would like you to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even more empowered and effective steward.

     

     

     

    Learn more about:

     

    Grievance and Complaint procedure

    Respectful Workplace, Bullying, Harassment and Misuse of Management Authority –Recognizing the difference

    Investigation Meetings – the role of the Steward

     

     

     

    DATE: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

     

    TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Please note the office opens at 8:30 a.m.)

     

    LOCATION: BCGEU North Island Area Office

     

    106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo

     

    (Please park in designated BCGEU parking spots.)

     

     

     

    You will not lose any pay as we pay your wage for the day, and your lunch is covered as well as any mileage and/or hotel, meals or childcare you may incur. You are an important part of the Union and training is important to properly represent your members.

     

     

     

  • Area 04 Step UP Course

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, 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. Newly elected and returning stewards 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.

     

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  • Fundamental Stewards Course

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 09:00 AM through March 05, 2020
    BCGEU Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC , 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.

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  • Local 802 Enhanced Stewards Training March 2020

    Friday, March 06, 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Nanaimo Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

     

    To: All BCGEU Local 802 Stewards and Local 802 Executive

     

    Re: 1 Day ENHANCED STEWARDS' TRAINING

     

     

     

    The union will be providing all local 802 stewards and local executive a day of training to enhance your knowledge and skills.

     

    Build your local network! Bring your questions! Build your skills! Have fun!

     

    You deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU steward.

    Did you know that you have an entire group of people with union experience and expertise who want to help and mentor you in your steward role?

    We would like you to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even more empowered and effective steward.

     

     

     

    Learn more about:

     

    Grievance and Complaint procedure

    Respectful Workplace, Bullying, Harassment and Misuse of Management Authority –Recognizing the difference

    Investigation Meetings – the role of the Steward

     

     

     

    DATE: Friday, March 6, 2020

     

    TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Please note the office opens at 8:30 a.m.)

     

    LOCATION: BCGEU North Island Area Office

     

    106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo

     

    (Please park in designated BCGEU parking spots.)

     

     

     

    You will not lose any pay as we pay your wage for the day, and your lunch is covered as well as any mileage and/or hotel, meals or childcare you may incur. You are an important part of the Union and training is important to properly represent your members.

     

     

     

    To register please copy the following link into your browser:

     

     

     

    http://events.bcgeu.ca/local_802_enhanced_stewards_training_march_2020

     

     

     

    If you have any questions, please contact the office at 1‑800‑667‑1997 or 250-824-0825.

     

     

     

    In solidarity

     

    Charmaine Fines, Local 802 Chairperson Sean Antrim, Staff Representative

     

     

     

  • CANCELLED Area 09 Education Fair - The Working Mind

    Saturday, March 07, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    West Kootenay Area Office in Castlegar, BC, Canada

    The Working Mind (TWM) is an evidence-based program designed to promote mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness in the workplace.

    By reducing stigma and discrimination, TWM helps organizations create a culture that fosters greater awareness and support for mental health among employees, managers, and employers.

    TWM offers practical knowledge to increase participants' overall comfort level with mental illness. On completing the course, employees will be able to:

    - understand mental health and mental illness

    - recognize its signs and indicators, in themselves and others

    - reduce stigma and negative attitudes toward people with mental health problems

    - support colleagues with mental health problems

    - maintain their own mental health and improve their resilience.

    All BCGEU members and their families are welcome to register. Space is limited. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis so register now.

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  • Area 03 STEP UP: An intro to the BCGEU for newly elected and returning stewards

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    STEP UP: An intro to the BCGEU for newly elected and returning stewards

    STEP UP, our new 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. Newly elected and returning stewards 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.

  • Area 03 Steward Fundamentals 2-Day Course

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 09:00 AM through March 18, 2020
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    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, 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.

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

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

  • Area 08 - Steward Fundamentals

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 09:00 AM through March 18, 2020
    Cranbrook Area Office in Cranbrook, 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.

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

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

    Date: March 17 & 18, 2020

    Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

    Location: BCGEU Cranbrook Area Office

    46 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook

    Please bring a copy of your collective agreement.

    Space is limited, new stewards and stewards without previous training will be given preference. If you would like to attend the training, please register via the link:

    http://events.bcgeu.ca/area_08_-_steward_fundamentals_9wxl6gtwedzhmuq4ydp4ga 

    Please RSVP no later than February 27, 2020. Contact the area office at area08@bcgeu.ca if you require additional information.