One-day Basic Steward Workshops (online format)


June 24th, 2021. 9:00 am -  4:30pm


As you may be aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USW2009 has temporarily moved some of our key education

sessions to an online format. 

We are scheduling Introductory Basic Stewards workshops  designed to offer information, skills and tools for members who are active, or interested in becoming active, shop stewards at their worksite.

Here is a preview of what we will discuss and learn;

  • The role of the steward
  • What is a collective agreement?
  • Where to find your collective agreement?
  • What law governs collective agreements and unions?
  • What law governs working conditions for non-union workplaces?
  • The Duty of Fair Representation?
  • Work Now, Grieve Later Rule?
  • Insubordination?
  • Progressive Discipline?
  • Management’s Rights Clause?
  • Union Security Clause?
  • The importance of time limits?
  • Explain William Scott-discipline?
  • Explain KVP-employer policies?
  • Grievance Investigations?
  • The role of a steward at a management meeting?

Any interested member should speak to their Local Union Servicing rep or e-mail



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