Each spring, sectors and locals can request to sponsor ULD 10 (Introduction to the Role of Steward), ULD 11 (Stopping Harassment at Work), and ULD 12 (Know your Collective Agreement) in the upcoming twelve-month period.
SGEU’s Education & Publicity budget will cover the cost of facilitators, limited union leave for ULD 10 participants, and full union leave for ULD 11 participants. The sponsoring sector or local is responsible for all other costs, for advertising courses among the membership, and for making necessary logistical arrangements.
If you want your sector or local to request a course, talk to an elected officer in your bargaining unit, local or sector, or bring it up at a union meeting. Each sector and local has a person designated to submit requests for courses.
For further information, contact the Education Officer.
Contact Person's Responsibilities:
As soon as course request is accepted
- Book a facility that is accessible, has natural light and is roomy enough for small-group work and other activities
- Notify the Education Officer if facility is not identified correctly in the attached confirmation letter.
- Book the audio-visual equipment (TV/VCR or DVD player, flipchart stand, paper, markers, and tape).
- Market the course to stewards, chief stewards, and membership. (The course details will also be on SGEU's website).
- Handle enrolments or arrange for someone else to do this if you are unavailable. If enrolments come in from members in other sectors or locals, you should accept them, but advise them to contact their sector/local treasurer to arrange funding.
- When people call to register for the course, get their name, telephone number(s), address, and details of any union leave required (date, hours, employer).
- Remind people to bring their collective agreement and Steward Manual to the course.
Ten days before the course
- Phone the Education Officer (ext. 220) toll free at 1-800-667-5221 or in Regina at 522-8571 to confirm your enrolment and to request any union leave required.
- Tell the Education Officer who from your sector/local will be available on the day of the course to do registration, look after the meal and breaks, etc.
- Arrange for the noon meal and refreshments for the two breaks.
- Arrange to have the building and classroom unlocked by at least 8:30 a.m. (may be earlier if facilitators request).
Morning of Course
- Unlock the facility no later than start of registration.
- Set up tables, chairs, and A/V equipment.
- Run the registration table. Ensure that each participant completes a registration form. Ensure that the attendance sheet is distributed in the morning and the afternoon. Ask one of the facilitators to sign the Attendance Record at the end of the course.
End of Course
- Ensure that the Registration Folder is returned to Education Officer by placing it in the materials tub. The folder must contain the completed registration forms, the attendance record, and the evaluation forms.
- Return Expense Claims to sponsoring local or sector. If participants come from a sector or local other than the sponsor, ask the participant to send their expense claim to their sector or local. Do not send expense claims to the Regina office.