Nominations are now open for shop stewards with LDB in Parksville (GLS 42 & 157) and Qualicum Beach (GLS 34)
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and 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, problem 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.
A 3-day Basic Stewards Training is provided to all new stewards and an additional 1-day of Enhanced Training annually. If you're working on the days of the training, the Union will reimburse your Employer for all wages and benefits as well as pay all expenses to attend (mileage, meals and hotel if required).
If you are interested in becoming a steward, please have a co-worker fill out the attached nomination form to nominate you as a steward. The form must be faxed to 1-800-946-0247 or emailed the Nanaimo Area Office at Area02@bcgeu.ca no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017.
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