Steward Nomination for local 1704 members at Vancity – Branch #70

To:      All 1704 BCGEU Members at Vancity – Branch 70 Morgan Crossing
           15795 Croydon Drive, Surrey

Re:      Steward Nomination (1 position)


Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close January 4, 2017.

The steward is the face of the union at your worksite.

Some of the roles of the steward are:

  • To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights
  • Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices
  • Sign up new members to the union at the worksite
  • Help you interpret and understand their collective agreement rights
  • Communicate about local and union issues and educational opportunities
  • Ensures the union bulletin board is current
  • Refers members to committees on specific issues, such as labour management and occupational health and safety
  • Advises or refers you to the appropriate people who can deal with WCB appeals, STIIP/LTD issues, unemployment insurance issues and classification appeals

Training will be provided by the union.

A nomination form is attached. Once completed, please return to the BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office no later than 5:00 pm, January 4, 2017 to the attention of Marceline Lamarche, Staff Representative, by faxing to 604.882.5032. Alternatively, the nomination form can also be returned by email to: area04@bcgeu.ca.

Should there be more nominations than positions available; the Union will facilitate an election.


In solidarity


Richard Tones
Staff Representative


Download PDF of notice here

Download PDF of nomination form here