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Become a Steward

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Interested in becoming a steward?  Review the following documents that outline the key expectations for steward participation, and learn more about the level of union activity required to qualify to become a ​steward.​

​The Process

You can become a steward either after being elected by the members in your workplace, or by direct appointment. Elections occur once every three years. At this time, all stewards must be either elected or re-elected. All candidates running in the election are required to sign and submit this form:
For new steward candidates, you must also sign and submit this form to demonstrate your basic understanding of the organization, and the role you will potentially have within it:

The steward re​gistration form must be submitted immediately after the following has occurred: 

  • election
  • resignation
  • appointment
  • change of duties (eg. PRF steward has become the OH&S steward)

Resources for Stewards

BCNU provides significant resources to stewards, including edu​cation 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.  For more information about becoming a steward, contact your Regional Chair.

Updated: 11/14/2017 3:03 PM

 Already a Steward?

​Share your knowledge by mentoring new stewards at your worksite. 

Use this form/checklist to help guide the mentoring process and and ensure new stewards receive proper orientation.

Mentoring New Stewards: 

form & Orientation checklist

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