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Stewards

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 Dave Jackson in the Victora Regional Office at (250) 953-1050 or 1 (866) 953-1050.

Some commonly used forms

  • grievance form -Shop stewards can use this form to file grievances on behalf of their members - download one here.
  • grievance transmittal form - Use this form to advance a grievance to the next stage - download one here.
  • stewards fact sheet - This fact sheet can be used to collect information on the issue or problem that a grievance seeks to address. This will help stewards ensure that the grievance process and timeframes have been respected - download one here.
March 31, 2015 - 12:33pm •
Grievances, and the timelines for filing and responding to them, are important elements when it comes to workplace problem solving. When representing a member by filing a grievance, timelines - as set out in the Collective Agreement - must be respected. Here are some flowcharts that will help PSAC Stewards effectively represent members.
March 23, 2015 - 7:57pm •
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. PSAC members are encouraged to take an active role in exercising their democratic political rights by:
March 16, 2015 - 10:43pm •
What you need to know about Treasury Board’s new process The Treasury Board’s new performance management policy went into effect on April 1, 2014. There is now a detailed process in place to conduct performance assessments. These assessments can have a significant impact on your employment and you need to know your rights and obligations during each stage of the process. 
December 16, 2014 - 1:40pm •
Do you know a PSAC activist who deserves recognition for their work in the union? The B.C. Regional Council Honours & Awards Committeeis proud to put out a call for nominations for PSAC BC’s 2015 Solidarity Excellence Awards. The award will recognize members of the BC Region who have rendered service of the greatest distinction and of singular excellence in any field of endeavour, benefiting the PSAC or its members.
April 9, 2014 - 8:11am •
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. 
June 15, 2012 - 2:36pm •
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
March 7, 2012 - 10:21am •
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.
January 3, 2012 - 1:26pm •
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.
December 14, 2011 - 12:11pm •
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.
November 2, 2011 - 12:50pm •
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 Monica Urrutia for a supply of printed copies for your Local.

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