Moncton, N.B. – January 28, 2020 – Union stewards from UFCW Locals 864 and 1288P, together with activists from the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC), recently gathered for two days of skill building in New Brunswick.
Held at the UFCW Local 1288P office in Moncton, the training session featured an engaged group of new stewards and focused on conducting investigations and filing grievances. Participants also learned about how they can become more involved in their union and the labour movement as a whole.
As part of the session, activists heard from New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) President Daniel Légère, as well as UFCW 1288P Organizer Yves Leger and UFCW Canada National Representative Craig Walsh.
“Stewards training is an important way of engaging union activists and equipping them with the tools needed to effectively advocate on behalf of members,” says Walsh, who conducted the session. “Some of the participants even committed to becoming more active in their local labour councils, which is great to see,” he adds.
As the representative body of UFCW Locals 864, 1252, and 1288P, the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council represents thousands of workers across Atlantic Canada. To learn more about the UFCW EPC and its outstanding work, visit the Council’s website.