At the last CUPE national convention in Montreal, delegates chose 2010 to shine the light on stewards. “CUPE stewards are the bedrock of the union,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist.
At the first Division Convention of 2010 in Saskatoon, materials for the ”Year of the Steward” will be available at the union development tables. Drop by and collect some posters and leaflets for your workplace. Special metal steward pins have been designed and will be available through the Union Development Department.
Watch for the new steward learning series. When you complete 13 of the 20 – three hour modules you will receive a steward certificate. Also keep an eye out for the new stewards’ handbook which will be available during the fall of 2010. Steward profiles will be highlighted on the CUPE web page and can be visited at cupe.ca/stewards.