Virtual Shop Steward Training: New dates announced in July

May 11, 2021 - Three new Shop Steward classes will be held in July. Please note that these July sessions will be held in English only. Our latest set of Shop Steward classes filled up within a few hours, so don’t delay your registration. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for empowering yourself and your coworkers! 

What members are saying:

“I learnt a lot thanks to this course, and I cannot wait to be more involved with more courses to come. I enjoyed getting to know more about my Union and what they do, and what I can do to be an active union member. This was a great course, with amazing content and trainers.” (Gail Davies, from Unit 501)


Shop Steward Level 1 Training
July 6-8 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time)
Registration deadline: June 4


Shop Steward Level 1 Training
July 20-22 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time)
Registration deadline: June 18


Shop Steward Level 1 Training
July 27-29 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time)
Registration deadline: June 25

About this course: This 3-day course was created specifically for Local 1944’s unique needs through the cooperative work of USW Local 1944 and the USW Canadian National Office. It focuses on the steward’s role as educator and advocate, as well as concentrating on the grievance procedure. Participants will be provided with a manual and an information binder, designed to be utilized as a reference manual to assist them with a variety of workplace issues.

Who can attend: The course is open to all members in good standing who are, or wish to become, shop stewards, or are curious about whether the role of steward would suit them. Members who have taken a previous Shop Steward Level 1 course can also register.

Equipment: Participants will need a computer or tablet with a functioning camera and microphone. Please let us know if you do not have this equipment when filling the registration form.

Register in two steps:

  • Click on the “Register here” button below, and fill in your information online via Eventbrite.
  • Once this is done, submit your Union Time Off request to your manager as soon as you register for the course, and follow up with them every couple days until they confirm that Union Time Off is approved. For our Telus members: Use the link go/UTO when connected to the Telus intranet to submit your Union Time Off Request (not on company time). If the company UTO tool isn’t working (as has been the case recently) please email [email protected] to let us know that you need UTO and this time only we will request it on your behalf once we receive your email.

A reminder that you can only sign up for one class, and you can only change it for another class with the approval of the Union.

In Solidarity,

USW Local 1944