Region 4 Stewards and Treasurer education – Sept 9, 16, 17

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The Stewards Orientation course is being offered to Region 4 members in three locations on Saturday, Sept 9 from 9am to 5pm:

  • Brockville Membership Centre – 201-133 King St. W, Brockville
  • Kingston Membership Centre – 824 John Counter Blvd., Kingston
  • Ottawa Membership Centre – 2525 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa

The Local Treasurers course is being offered to Region 4 members virtually on Saturday, September 16, 2023 – 9am-4pm and Sunday, September 17 from 9am to noon.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 1st, 2023

Please submit your completed application form to: region4@opseu.org

Spaces will be filled on a ‘First come, first served’ basis.

Time off requests: Permitted for Local Treasurers Course only.

Note: Time off for Stewards Orientation is typically covered by the local or member, and is coordinated with the Employer by the member and local. However, should your Employer require a time off letter to release you, and your local agrees to cover your wages; have your local complete a “Local that Wish to Use Rebates for Time-Off” form (see attached).

Permitted expenses:

In person course:

Childcare

Lunch

Mileage/transportation

Virtual course:

Childcare

In solidarity,

The Region Four Education Committee

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Course Descriptions

Stewards Orientation (1-day course)

This one-day course provides new stewards with the tools to create a profile of the diverse members the steward represents, and an understanding of the questions to pursue after the course.

Participants will receive a basic orientation to the role of stewards and other LEC members, and will develop an understanding of the structure of OPSEU. Information about key union resources will be provided, as well as options for resolving workplace issues, including the steps of the grievance process and common labour terms and vocabulary.

Local Treasurers Course

This course is aimed at Local Treasurers and Trustees who are either NEW to the role or experienced members who are seeking a “refresher course”. The goal is to give the necessary tools and education to Local Treasurers and Trustees in order for them to fulfill their roles in the Local. It will also draw on members’ experiences to solve problems occurring with the administration of Local funds.

Spaces will be filled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Interested members should apply themselves so that correct contact information can be confirmed. Receipt of each application will be confirmed and the course materials and zoom link will be emailed to each participant just prior to the course date.