Become a Steward

Are you Ready to Lead?

As a steward you will provide guidance to your co-workers on a host of work and sometimes non-work related concerns.

You will help members address problems and communicate crucial information about issues concerning your worksite and your profession.

As a steward you will also convey the ideals of BCNU—and articulate our vision of improving the work life, health and economic status of our members while being an advocate for public health care.

As a steward, you will inspire and mobilize members at your worksite.

The Process

All new BCNU steward are positions are currently available through appointment only.  If you are interested in becoming a steward, visit the BCNU member portal and review the Policy and Procedure Manual (5.6.2 Steward Appointments) and contact your regional council member.


Please review the information below outlining the key expectations for steward participation, and learn more about the level of union activity required to qualify.

You’ll be Supported

BCNU provides significant resources to stewards, including education in leadership, labour relations, conflict resolution, and communication. Although much of your steward time for union activities is usually paid, a spirit of volunteerism is required to thrive as a member-driven union. 

Stewards can also access the Steward Resource Toolkit online, 24/7. This toolkit provides comprehensive information and resources to support stewards in their role.


UPDATED: November 24, 2022
Steward Resource Toolkit

Access the Steward Resource Toolkit online, 24/7. This toolkit provides comprehensive information and resources to support stewards in their role.

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