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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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  • ONLINE - Area 03 Steward Basics Webinar 2-day Course

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 09:00 AM through January 20, 2021
    n/a in n/a, BC, Canada

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer this interim Steward Basics webinar. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    → your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    → how to get started as a steward

    → the grievance procedure

    → how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    To join this online training, you will need:

    → a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    → a high-speed internet connection

    → a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

    Your union-paid leave will be issued for 6 hours for the 2 days as this is the duration of the webinar (3 hours each day).

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  • (COURSE CANCELLED)Enhanced Steward Training - Local 103 Youth Custody

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Online Via Zoom in Online, BC, Canada

    Enhanced Steward Training - L103 Youth Custody

     Date: Thusday, January 21, 2021

     Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

     Location: Online via zoom

     

    This half-day session will cover the following topics:

    · Grievance review and investigation meetings

    · Off Duty Conduct

    · OHS and the right to refuse unsafe work

     

    This course is open to 103 Youth Custody stewards who have taken the Basic Steward Training or the Steward Fundamentals Course. The Union will provide paid LOAs to attend this training course.

     

    Once you have been registered in the course you will need to request leave from your Employer as soon as possible.

  • (COURSE CANCELLED) Enhanced Steward Training - Local 103 Adult Custody

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Online Via Zoom in Online, BC, Canada

    Enhanced Steward Training - L103 Adult Custody

     Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

     Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

     Location: Online via zoom

     

    This half-day session will cover the following topics:

    · Grievance review and investigation meetings

    · Off Duty Conduct

    · OHS and the right to refuse unsafe work

     

    This course is open to 103 Youth Custody stewards who have taken the Basic Steward Training or the Steward Fundamentals Course. The Union will provide paid LOAs to attend this training course.

     

    Once you have been registered in the course you will need to request leave from your Employer as soon as possible.

  • On Line: Area 12 Local 1212 Enhanced Steward TrainingOnline Stewards Fundamentals Training

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Online via your computer/tablet in Your City, BC, Canada

     

    If you are a Local 1212 Steward or Local Executive Member

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – REGISTER TODAY!!

    Online Enhanced Steward Training

    Date: Tuesday January 26, 2021

    Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

    Location: From the comfort of your own home

     

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 11, 2021 

    Please join in for the upcoming Enhanced Steward Training. 

    Training topics will be:

    Common Grievances

    Speak Up, Speak Out

     There will be a Local Executive meeting following the training. In order to participate, you will need access to a laptop or tablet and have either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your internet browser. We will also need your current home email address. 

    As in the past, you will still be eligible for a leave of absence that needs approval from your supervisor. This means that you would be paid your regular wage, if you are scheduled to work that day, and the Union will reimburse your employer.

     

     

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  • ONLINE - Area 03 Steward Basics Webinar 2-day Course

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 09:00 AM through January 28, 2021
    n/a in n/a, BC, Canada

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer this interim Steward Basics webinar. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    → your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    → how to get started as a steward

    → the grievance procedure

    → how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    To join this online training, you will need:

    → a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    → a high-speed internet connection

    → a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

    Your union-paid leave will be issued for 6 hours for the 2 days as this is the duration of the webinar (3 hours each day).

  • ONLINE - Area 03 Steward Basics Webinar 2-day Course

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 01:00 PM through February 18, 2021
    n/a in n/a, BC, Canada

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer this interim Steward Basics webinar. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    → your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    → how to get started as a steward

    → the grievance procedure

    → how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    To join this online training, you will need:

    → a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    → a high-speed internet connection

    → a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

    Your union-paid leave will be issued for 6 hours for the 2 days as this is the duration of the webinar (3 hours each day).

  • Area 02 Steward Basics Webinar Feb 2021

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 01:00 PM through February 24, 2021
    Via Zoom in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer this interim Steward Basics webinar. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

    DATE:  Feb 23 & 24, 2021 TIME: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

     

    As space is limited, registrations are being accepted on a first come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is February 8, 2021.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    → your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    → how to get started as a steward

    → the grievance procedure

    → how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    To join this online training, you will need:

    → a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    → a high-speed internet connection

    → a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    *It is possible but very challenging to do this on a smartphone.

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

    Please call the area office at 1‑800‑667‑1997 if you have any questions or concerns

  • ONLINE - Area 03 Steward Basics Webinar 2-day Course

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 09:00 AM through March 18, 2021
    n/a in n/a, BC, Canada

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer this interim Steward Basics webinar. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    → your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    → how to get started as a steward

    → the grievance procedure

    → how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    To join this online training, you will need:

    → a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    → a high-speed internet connection

    → a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

    Your union-paid leave will be issued for 6 hours for the 2 days as this is the duration of the webinar (3 hours each day).

  • ONLINE - Area 03 Steward Basics Webinar 2-day Course

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 09:00 AM through March 24, 2021
    n/a in n/a, BC, Canada

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer this interim Steward Basics webinar. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    → your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    → how to get started as a steward

    → the grievance procedure

    → how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    To join this online training, you will need:

    → a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    → a high-speed internet connection

    → a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

    Your union-paid leave will be issued for 6 hours for the 2 days as this is the duration of the webinar (3 hours each day).

  • ONLINE - Area 03 Steward Basics Webinar 2-day Course

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 09:00 AM through April 29, 2021
    n/a in n/a, BC, Canada

    The Covid pandemic prevents us from gathering for face-to-face steward training but we are pleased to offer this interim Steward Basics webinar. This webinar is for you if you are a steward but have not yet attended our Steward Fundamentals course.

    By the end of this webinar, you will understand:

    → your rights and responsibilities as a steward

    → how to get started as a steward

    → the grievance procedure

    → how to handle disciplinary grievances

    This does not replace our in-person STEP UP! and Steward Fundamentals courses. Once we can offer these in-person courses safely, you will be invited to register for them.

    To join this online training, you will need:

    → a computer with internal audio or external speakers, a microphone and built-in camera

    → a high-speed internet connection

    → a relatively quiet space, a pad of paper and a pen and a copy of your collective agreement

    You can request a union-paid leave of absence from your employer for this training. We will send you a leave-of-absence form to submit to your supervisor.

    Your union-paid leave will be issued for 6 hours for the 2 days as this is the duration of the webinar (3 hours each day).