Each department is entitled to one union steward for every 25 members. Stewards play a crucial role in helping the members of their department to resolve workplace issues. They are the first line of communication between members and the Local and help to uphold and protect the terms of our Collective Agreement.
All members are eligible to serve as a steward and each department employs different methods to appoint or elect members as stewards. You do not need to have any prior union experience to get involved; the Local will be offering training to all stewards to ensure they have the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill this very important role!