Job Steward Level II

November 27, 2023 at 9:30 AM -
November 28, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

This 2-day class is IN-PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre in Boardroom #3. Lunch will be provided.

This two-day Steward Level 2 course will build upon the framework of steward skills established through the completion of the Steward Level 1 course. In addition to a review of the basics, this course will offer a deeper focus on knowing your membership, working with your union executive, grievance preparation, problem solving, conflict resolution and representation skills. We also examine key legal principles and explore the application of all this using scenarios and role play.

Completion of Job Steward Level 1 is recommended in advance of this course. Participants are encouraged to have their collective agreement available to them during the course.

Facilitator: Stephen von Sychowski, President, VDLC
Stephen von Sychowski is the President of the Vancouver and District Labour Council. To fulfill his full-time role of VDLC President, Stephen is on leave from his position as Union Representative with MoveUP. He became a member of MoveUP in 2007 when he became employed by Coast Mountain Bus Company, and quickly became involved in the union as a Job Steward. In addition to his involvement with the VDLC and MoveUp, Stephen has also held several positions with the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress. He is a proud member of United Steelworkers Local 2009, and associate member of MoveUP.