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Stewards Network

Stewards networkWelcome to the Stewards Network at psacbc.com

This is a collection of all the Steward-related information and posts on the website - click below for more files and topics.

The Steward is the visible presence of the union in the workplace as the union officer who works with and interacts with the members at the workplace and represents them in a specific work area.

The Steward enforces the collective agreement and protects the rights members have acquired through negotiations and other union actions. Stewards are elected or appointed within the Local. The Steward is a key person in the union and helps ensure PSAC Locals are strong, representative and successful in protecting membership rights.

For more information about the Steward's Network, contact jacksod [at] psac [dot] com (Dave Jackson) in the Victora Regional Office at (250) 953-1050 or 1 (866) 953-1050.

May 1: Standing Together For Public Services, Standing Together For Fairness

Apr 9, 2014 •

On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”.

It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.

Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 

PSAC Summer Campaign - We Are All Affected

Jun 15, 2012 •

Greetings,

I'm happy to let you know the AEC approved a national summer campaign earlier this month, to be held under the theme "We Are All Affected". The campaign, which will launch officially next week, is designed to promote the value of federal public services and is very similar to what we've been doing here in BC over the last few summers with our "Think Public" campaign.

Campaign Objectives

Standing Together For Public Services - Photos

Mar 7, 2012 •

On Thursday March 1st the Public Service Alliance of Canada organized a Day of Action to highlight the damage the Conservative austerity budget – scheduled for March 29th – will have on Canadian families and communities.

Download the Steward's Guide to Grievance Handling

Jan 3, 2012 •

Being a steward is an important job. You were elected as a steward because you are a leader in your workplace. Your colleagues are counting on you to show them how to make their workplace and union better. The Steward's Guide to Grievance Handling is just one of the tools you’ll need to be a top-notch steward.

Copies of this new guide have recently been shipped by HQ to Locals/Branches. If you haven't received one, or would like more copies contact your PSAC Regional Office, or download a copy as .pdf below.

Steward webinar: Union Activity in the workplace - know your members’ rights

Dec 14, 2011 •

PSAC recently launched a webinar (what's a webinar?) training series to provide stewards with additional knowledge on a range of topics. The first webinar Union Activity in the workplace: know your members’ rights, was held on October 26 and provided a legal framework for member activity in the workplace.

Photos & Report: PSAC BC Presidents Conference

Nov 3, 2011 •

Representatives from over 100 Locals and Area Councils in British Columbia met on October 29th to discuss, mobilize, and plan for regional activities in support of the PSAC No Cuts campaign/NBoD Action Plan and the fight against contracting out.

Participants spent the morning learning about the five components of PSAC's Action Plan

The Guide To Involving Young Workers - a resource for PSAC Locals and Committees

Nov 2, 2011 •

The PSAC BC Young Workers Caucus has created a document designed to assist Locals in getting young workers involved and active in the Union.

The 8-page Guide To Involving Young Workers is full of tips, ideas, and resources for Local Executive members who want to engage and empower the next generation of leadership. Download it now, or contact UrrutiM [at] psac [dot] com (Monica Urrutia) for a supply of printed copies for your Local.

Grievance flowcharts

Nov 1, 2011 •

Grievance flow chart example imageGrievance time lines are one of the most important elements of problem solving. If we miss the initial filing of a grievance or the transmittal of grievances between levels we shortchange one or more of our members. In order to avoid this happening we have updated and posted several grievance time line flowcharts, more will follow for other bargaining units.

Important notice re: Advanced Steward Training applications

Oct 24, 2011 •

Due to technical difficulties with the fax machine in the Vancouver Regional Office, all applicants to the Advanced Stewards Training are asked to telephone the office (604 430 5631 or 1 800 663 1655) to confirm that the application was received properly and printed out - please do so even if you received a confirmation of receipt.

Apologies, and thank you.

New! Steward webinars

Oct 20, 2011 •

Are you looking for a way to connect with other PSAC stewards but find it hard to make it to an evening meeting? Participate in a webinar from your home computer – gain new skills and connect with other stewards without having to leave the house.

Survey results: what stewards told us

Oct 20, 2011 •

Over the last few months, PSAC surveyed current and past union stewards, both online and in person. We received more than 1,000 responses from PSAC stewards across the country. We learned a lot more about what stewards need in order to be able to fulfill their roles and responsibilities.

Work Force Adjustment for Treasury Board Agreements - what you need to know

Aug 5, 2011 •

Public service jobs are in jeopardy due to the Harper Conservatives' austerity measures. But PSAC members at Treasury Board have rights and options under the Workforce Adjustment Appendix in our collective agreements.

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