Advanced Steward Training – Apply Now!

Advanced Steward Training

Have you been working in your local as a steward and wish you had more knowledge about specific workplace issues?  Do you want to develop your skills to better represent your members?  Then this is the course for you!

You will develop your representation skills, but also practice turning workplace problems into opportunities to involve members. Topics include the role of an effective union steward; duty of fair representation; collective agreement interpretation; building a complete file; discipline; resources within the union and dealing with harassment complaints. You will look at protections for union stewards and the limits to the “immunity” a steward enjoys. You will work with case studies based on actual arbitration/adjudication decisions and in the process, expand your knowledge of case law on topics such as off-duty conduct, sexual harassment, estoppel, mitigating factors, alcohol addiction, duty to mitigate losses and duty to accommodate.

  • Course Location and Dates: Vancouver, BC (in residence) – November 19 to 22, 2011
  • Pre-Requisites: Talking Union Basics (TUB) or equivalent and experience as a steward in the union.
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2011@ 5:00 pm

Download the application form below, and return via fax (604) 430 0451 or mail – #200, 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC, V5R6C9 prior to the deadline.