This is an intensive 6-month program that will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge related to the Staff Representative I position.
Winnipeg (17 March 2017) — The Membership Training and Apprenticeship Program (MTAP) is a Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) membership development program for persons interested in enhancing their skills on representing members in their workplace. This is an intensive 6-month program which will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge related to the Staff Representative I.
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During the program, the MTAP trainee will be assigned to a multi-level team of staff representatives and will advocate on behalf of members for resolution of workplace issues, complaints, grievances, appeals, and arbitration cases. The trainee will be required to work with Presidents of Locals to select dates for local meetings and act as a support for those meetings. The trainee will also be required as requested, to represent MGEU/NUPGE in local unit events or stakeholder meetings.
Two candidates will be selected for this training opportunity, one session will begin in late spring of 2017 and one session will begin in late fall of 2017. This opportunity is conditional upon the MGEU/NUPGE successfully arranging a leave of absence for the MTAP trainee. The MTAP trainee will not engage in any political activities of the Union during the term of the training.
While in this program, the successful applicant will receive salary and benefits as set out under the terms of the staff collective agreement. Applicants should understand that upon completion of the training program there is no guarantee of continued or future employment.
Criteria for applying
To be considered for this program you must be a member of the MGEU/NUPGE and have experience as an activist. The ability to promote labour and navigate through a unionized workplace is required. The ability to read and interpret collective agreements and related legislation and regulations is also required. Strong interpersonal, problem solving and negotiating skills are a must. This position involves some evening and weekend work along with travel including overnight hotel stays
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. ~ NUPGE