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New Stewards in Ottawa attend training

March 13, 2019 at 11:19am

New Union Stewards for Locals 175 & 633 in the Ottawa area took part in a day of training on March 11, 2019.

The introductory course informed our newest volunteer Stewards about their role and responsibilities as they work to represent their co-workers in the workplace.

Eighteen members attended the day-long instruction, facilitated by Union Reps Shannon Epp and Jacques Niquet. The Stewards were from:

  • Metro Blackburn,
  • Loblaws 1051,
  • Metro Merivale,
  • Parent’s YIG,
  • Food Basics 662,
  • Food Basics 869,
  • Avis,
  • Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU) Ottawa,
  • Metro Island Park,
  • Ross’s YIG,
  • Metro Ogilvie, and;
  • Metro Beechwood.

Thank you to everyone for your participation and for taking the time to further your skills to better protect your co-workers through enforcement of your collective agreement.

Union Stewards have a number of responsibilities in the workplace. Their role is vital to maintaining a strong Union and good collective agreement enforcement. You can learn more about the Role of the Union Steward by checking out this blog.

Get to know your Union Steward(s) at work. They volunteer a lot of their own time to make sure every one of your co-workers gets to come to a safe, healthy workplace where Union members benefit from all the provisions of their collective agreement.

Useful links:

Put it in Writing: the importance of record keeping for grievance handling

Download: Stewards Guide to Grievance Handling

The 2018 Regional Stewards' Conferences: London, Sault Ste. Marie, Kingston, Hamilton, Toronto, and Thunder Bay.

 

New Stewards in the Ottawa area attend training session

New Stewards in the Ottawa area attend training session

New Stewards in the Ottawa area attend training session