Chair – Doug Brock

Since the last board meeting, I attended the first Fraser Valley District Council (FVDC) Steward’s Conference.  Scheduled over two days, the conference brought together approximately 50 CUPE members from a variety of workplaces to take part in courses on representing members and resolving conflict.  It is the hope of FVDC to make this an annual event.  The workshop on representing members was a remarkable experience.

The conference was also an opportunity to open discussion with CUPE Education representative Judi Armstrong. Over the next few weeks, Judi and I will be working on a program to bring basic union education to the members of local 1767.  The intent is put into place a series of on-going workshops that will instruct members in areas of basic stewarding, representation, conflict resolution, and leadership.

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