BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

Vancouver Island University nominations for shop stewards (6 positions)

Nominations are now open for:

Six positions for Shop Stewards at Vancouver Island University

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.

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 250-740-0070 or emailed the Nanaimo Area Office at no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016.

In solidarity
Ernie Gorrie
Staff Representative

Download PDF of notice here. 

Download PDF of nomination form here.