Basic Steward Training - November 2014

Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the steward's role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Basic Steward Training workshop at the HSA office this fall:

Dates:  November 3, 4 and 5
Location:  HSA Office, 300 – 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

The focus of this training session is for new, inexperienced HSA chief, assistant or general stewards who have received no previous training from HSA. Enrolment is limited, so experienced stewards or safety stewards who have attended previous workshops will not be able to attend this workshop.

The workshop will familiarize new stewards with the structure of HSA and promote skills to enable stewards to function confidently in their role. Workshop content includes:

    how HSA works as a union
    role of the steward
    advocacy skills
    leadership skills
    contract interpretation
    grievance handling

Deadline for Registration:  midnight on Friday, October 17, 2014

To register, go to the HSA website at, select 'Events' from the home page, then 'My Event Registration' from the drop-down menu. You will then be directed to the Event Registration page where you would login with your username and password. If you have never used the event registration before you will need to create a login following the prompts provided. You will need your HSA member ID number which can be found on the mailing label of your HSA Report or by called the HSA office.