Nominations are open for one (1) shop steward in Local 301 at Thrive Social Services Society to replace Heather Yu. We thank Heather for her service! Your current Shop Stewards are Megan Blackburn, Iona Hess, and Mary Martinez.
The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:
Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Nomination forms may be submitted by fax to Attn: Kathleen Mann at 250-384-8060 or by emailed to [email protected]
BCGEU stewards are the backbone of our union. They are elected workplace leaders, and anyone at your worksite that is a member of the union in good standing is eligible to be elected as a steward.
What do stewards do? Stewards help solve problems at the worksite. Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and provide information on BCGEU services. Stewards conduct ratification votes and elections and keep members informed by distributing BCGEU communication.
What skills do I need to be a steward? Stewards are well-organized, good listeners, problem solvers and team players. They have good communication skills and want to help others.
Is there training for new stewards? Yes. Stewards are eligible for paid union leave from work to take steward training every year at their area office. The BCGEU also offers workshops on human rights, facing management, and accommodating disabilities at the workplace.
How do I become a steward?
A union member from your workplace must nominate you using the Stewards Nomination Form attached.
Stewards are fundamental to protecting your rights at the workplace. If you are committed to social justice and want to be a leader in your workplace, please consider seeking nomination as a steward.
Kate Banky, Local 301 Chair
Kathleen Mann, Staff Representative
Meghan Blackburn, Local 301 Member-at-Large
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