Local 302 Enhanced Stewards Training October 2018
399 Clubhouse Dr Courtenay, BC V9N 9G3 Canada
Date: September 19, 2018
To: All BCGEU Local 302 Executives and Stewards
Re: Enhanced Stewards Training Day – October 16, 2018
Local 302 is part of the BCGEU's Community Social Services Component. Component 3 includes members in a variety of sectors in B.C.
Members provide supports, services, and resources to vulnerable families and individuals across the province. They include supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities, women and children fleeing violence, youth-at-rish, child care, community justice services, Aboriginal services, and employment services, among others.
BCGEU Area 02, from Ladysmith to Port Hardy and from the West Coast of Vancouver Island to Powell River includes about 560 members. Stewards work with those members. Local 302's certifications include employers with a few members throught to hunderds of members.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 is a day reserved for stewards in Local 302 to meet other stewards, learn about other aspects of Local 302, and learn more about aspects of being a steward most important to them.
This day is designed with you in mind. The topics to be covered will be based on the interests of stewards and may include:
· Employers' (and Unions') Duty to Accommodate Employees
· Preparing for a Disciplinary Investigation Meeting
· What Makes a Strong Case for Arbitration
· Effective Labour Management Committee Training
The Enhanced Stewards Training will be provided at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, 399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay this year. The union encourages all Local 302 stewards to attend. The day will start at 10 a.m. so that stewards from Powell River can take a morning ferry with a plan to end by 5 p.m. This will also give stewards from Nanaimo area a more leisurely driving experience on the morning of October 16.
Accommodation, meals and travel costs as necessary are provided to ensure that stewards who cannot travel a single day, such as those from Port NcNeill, can attend.
Please register online early to confirm your attendance for that day and have your union leave form issued. If there is a topic you would like to have included, please contact Local 302 Chairperson, Lois Higgins at Lois.Higgins.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BCGEU supports the development of members who have responsibilities for caring for family members. The union's financial policy provides as follows:
9.12 Dependent/Family Care Expenses (Form FA-282-1 Required)
a) Members/Representatives of the Union are entitled to reimbursement of reasonable receipted costs of dependent/family care provided by someone other than their partner/spouse as a result of absences from home arising from the conduct of union business. Such allowance is not intended to reimburse the claimant for dependent/family expenses they would have normally incurred as a result of employment except where the absence exceeds the normal work day or week. Workers who are targets of organizing drives are eligible to make claims under this section.
b) In the case of a dependent child, dependent/family care expenses can only be claimed for a dependent child 16 years of age or under. However, the age limit does not apply if the child requires an extraordinary level of care or if there are extenuating circumstances.
Please register early to reserve a seat