Labour studies programs
HEU supports additional educational opportunities offered by labour studies programs and other organizations, such as the B.C. Federation of Labour, CUPE and the Canadian Labour Congress. Courses include labour law, human rights, occupational health and safety, and stress management.
HEU has budgeted $350 per member, per year, to assist with their participation in labour studies courses. Earmarked for registration or tuition fees, the money is reimbursed to members after receipts are given to HEU’s financial secretary. All other costs – wage replacement, accommodation, transportation, per diems – must be covered by the participating members or their locals, which all receive monthly HEU dues rebates to support local campaigns, activities and educational opportunities.
Watch for details on your local union bulletin board or ask your local executives for more information.
There are many literacy resources available to assist people with reading and writing. HEU has a Clear Language for Union Communications binder available in our library. And there are outside resources for teaching work sites how to set-up literacy programs, including Literacy BC, with useful links to other resources.
Local project and campaign support
Under certain circumstances, locals can access additional funds – on a cost-shared basis – for projects or campaigns that are already in progress at the local level.
For more information, local officers should talk to their servicing representative, who will review the request with HEU’s education department.