November 5, 2015
TO: ALL LOCALS – PACIFIC REGION
re: PEL 5-day “Advanced Shop Steward” Course
The Pacific Region has scheduled a 5-day Advanced Shop Steward course from January 24 to 29, 2016. This CUPW course will be held as part of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Winter School at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, B. C.
This 5-day course is for experienced steward. Participants will look at their strengths and areas they want to improve. They will practise face-to-face communications, including dealing with management. They will collectively examine strategies for shop floor mobilization and recruiting new stewards. They will review grievance investigation basics and process, staffing and the Short Term Disability Plan (STDP).
Prerequisite: Basic Shop Steward
To be considered all applications must be signed by your Local President or their designate. Please mail completed applications to the attention of Irene Kwan, Administrative Assistant, CUPW Pacific Region, 999 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, B. C. V3M 1G2 or fax them to (604) 525-6821.
As this course is offered under the PEL provisions of our collective agreement, all costs including loss of wages, transportation and meals will be paid by National Union.
Interested members should be made aware that there will be some evening sessions involved and that all sessions of the course are mandatory.
The deadline for registration is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015. Please ensure your applications are in by that date, any application received after the deadline will not be considered.
Education & Organization Officer