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New Union Stewards attend training at the Local 1006A Training Centre.

Stewards are often the first-point-of-contact for members when a problem or concern arises in the workplace. They serve as the eyes and ears of the union in the workplace. Stewards volunteer their time to answer any questions members have, offer confidential advice on workplace issues and resolve problems before they develop. They also oversee the workplace to ensure the collective agreement is not violated and keep the communication lines open between the workplace and union office.

Being a steward is a difficult job that takes passion, commitment and sacrifice.To help our stewards with their work, Local 1006A operates one of the most comprehensive labour training and education programs in the province. Our courses are offered free-of-charge and provide stewards with knowledge and skills they can use not only in the workplace but in their everyday lives.

Courses take place in Spring and Fall. Registration packages are sent to all stewards in February/March for the spring session and August/September for the fall session. 

Stewards’ training registration packages for the spring of 2017 are ready and have been mailed out to all stewards’ homes. The deadline for registration is March 6, 2017. Stewards are encouraged to enroll in training to build on their knowledge and skills. Courses will begin early April 2017. We look forward to your participation! If you have any questions, contact Glacier Effs-Samuel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905.850.4332. Download a PDF of the Registration Package

UFCW Canada Local 1006A’s Education Department offers four levels of certification: 

Introductory

  • The Stewards Course
  • Understanding Human Rights & Diversity

Basic Certification for New Stewards

 

To complete “Basic Certification”, stewards will be required to complete the 7 noted courses below.

  • Investigations
  • Note Taking
  • Being Confident in Meetings
  • Problem Solving: All in a Day’s Work
  • Public Speaking and Presentations
  • Handling Tough Issues: Part 1
  • Handling Tough Issues: Part 2

Advanced Certification

After completing the “Basic Certification”, stewards will be able to register for courses offered at this level.

To complete “Advanced Certification”, stewards will be required to complete 5 core courses and 2 elective courses.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Collective Bargaining
  • Organizing the Unorganized
  • Customer Rage: Service Under Pressure
  • Stress Management
  • Personal Skills Appraisal

Elective Courses (must complete 2)

  • Generation Y and Millenials: Who’s Next in Line?
  • Interviewing Skills
  • What’s Your Leadership Style
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Social Media *NEW*

Masters Certification

After completing the “Advanced Certification”, stewards will be able to register for courses offered at this level.

To complete “Masters Certification”, stewards will be required to complete 5 core courses and 3 elective courses.

Core Courses

  • Health & Safety Level 1: Part 1 (3 days)
  • Health & Safety Level 1: Part 2 (2 days)
  • Introduction to Arbitration
  • WSIB Level 1
  • Working with Emotional Intelligence

Elective Courses (must complete 3)

  • What’s Your Leadership Style
  • Work Skills Appraisal
  • WSIB Level 2
  • (any “elective” course from “Advanced Certification” not taken)