Virtual Shop Steward Training: New dates in August

June 9, 2021 - Three new Shop Steward classes will be held in August. These August sessions will be held in English only. All our previous sets of Shop Steward classes filled up within a few hours, so don’t delay your registration and seize this opportunity for empowering yourself and your coworkers!

Shop Steward Level 1 Training
August 10-12 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time)
Registration deadline: July 9

Shop Steward Level 1 Training
August 17-19 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Mountain Time)
Registration deadline: July 16

Shop Steward Level 1 Training
August 24-26 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time)
Registration deadline: July 23

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 above, 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