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Welcome to BCGEU's education events page. Below you'll find education events in your area and around BC. 

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  • Step UP!

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Step UP! in victoria, BC, Canada

    Whether you're a brand new BCGEU member or you've been a member for a while, this STEP UP! workshop for those living in Victoria, 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. §Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

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  • Fundamental Stewards 2 DAY course

    Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU in victoria, 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.

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

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

  • Local 303 Joint Labour Management Committee Training

    Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 09:00 AM

    This workshop will provide you, as the union worker representatives on the committee with the knowledge, tools, and resources to be successful in your role. At the end of this workshop, you will understand:

    - The labour-management relationship and what we are working towards

    - What a Joint Labour Management Committee is and its purpose

    - The roles and responsibilities on the committee

    - The scope of the committee

    - The tools for an effective meeting, and

    - Building purposeful working relationships in your role.

  • Step UP!

    Monday, March 04, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Step UP! in Victoria BC , BC, Canada

    Whether you're a brand new BCGEU member or you've been a member for a while, this STEP UP! workshop for those working in Victoria, 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. §Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

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  • Area 02 Step Up Training March 2024

    Tuesday, March 05, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, 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-worker

    · 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 03 - Step UP! - One Day Course

    Wednesday, March 06, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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 - below, please enter the 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.

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  • CLOSED - Area 02 Steward Fundamentals Training March 2024

    Wednesday, March 06, 2024 at 09:00 AM through March 07, 2024
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, 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.

  • POSTPONED - Local 601 Enhanced Steward Training

    Monday, March 11, 2024 at 09:30 AM
    Victoria Area Office in Victoria, BC, Canada

    THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND IS NOT GOING AHEAD. IT WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN THE FALL. 

    Local 601 will offer in-person Enhanced Stewards training in the fall.

    TRAINING DETAILS

    Date: Monday, March 11, 2024 (in person)

    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (doors open at 8:45 a.m.)

    Place: BCGEU Victoria Area Office Auditorium

    588 Burnside Road East, Victoria – free parking and

    building entrance

    The topic we will be discussing: Common cases and current trends in Labour Relations

    The Union will provide you with a leave of absence if you are scheduled to work on the day of the training. Please get approval from your supervisor prior to registering. As space is limited, please register as soon as possible. If you try to register and it's full, please email [email protected] and request to be added to the waitlist. 

    If you are no longer a Steward, please let us know so we can update our records. If there is a Steward in your worksite that did not get this email invite, please forward it to them and let us know.

     

     

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  • POSTPONED - Local 601 Enhanced Steward Training

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 09:30 AM
    Zoom in Victoria, BC, Canada

    THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND IS NOT GOING AHEAD. IT WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN THE FALL. 

    Local 601 will offer on-line Enhanced Stewards training in the fall.

    Local 601 is pleased to offer Enhanced Stewards training

    TRAINING DETAILS

    Date: Monday, March 12, 2024 (via Zoom)

    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Place: Zoom

     

    The topic we will be discussing: Common cases and current trends in Labour Relations

    The Union will provide you with a leave of absence if you are scheduled to work on the day of the training. Please get approval from your supervisor prior to registering. As space is limited, please register as soon as possible. If you try to register and it's full, please email [email protected] and request to be added to the waitlist. 

    If you are no longer a Steward, please let us know so we can update our records. If there is a Steward in your worksite that did not get this email invite, please forward it to them and let us know.

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  • Area 03 - Steward Fundamentals - Two Day

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 09:00 AM through March 14, 2024
    BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, 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.