Please be advised that the BCGEU General Services, Component 17 is holding Steward Elections for members. Nomination form is attached.
Nominations will be open from November 6, 2019 to December 6, 2019 at midnight.
At the end of the 30 day nomination period please forward the completed nomination form to the Cariboo Area office via fax 250-392-5582 or email email@example.com .
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. They solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU information.
What skills do I need to be a steward?
Stewards are usually well-organized, good listeners, problems solvers and team players. They have good communication skills, and want to help others. Stewards are eligible for paid union leave from work to take steward training, and may take shorter courses in such topics as human rights, facing management and communication.
REMEMBER: Management must not influence or interfere with steward elections. Report any such actions to your Local Chair and your staff representative at the Area Office.
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