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Shop Stewards

Shop Stewards are an important part of how any union functions. The Steward is the visible presence of the union in the workplace as the union officer who works with and interacts with the members at the workplace.

The Steward enforces the collective agreement and protects the rights members have acquired through negotiations and other union actions. Stewards are elected or appointed within the Local.

Stewards are links between members and their elected local officials; local builders who unite members, organize locals, and get members involved; and communicators who deal with management on workers' inssues.

October 14, 2015 - 10:09am •
An invitation to active Union Stewards: The PSAC Prairie region will be hosting a series of 1-day “Building the Union through Steward’s Work” events that include an evening meeting to develop the Prairies 2016-2018 Regional Education Plan.
March 10, 2014 - 12:00am •
A recent Public Service Relations Board decision means that stewards must now ask permission from their employer before doing a “desk drop.” A PLSRB panel ruled that PSAC does not have an “unfettered and free-standing right to communicate with its members regardless of the employer’s property rights.”
January 15, 2014 - 12:00am •
Use this four page PDF questionnaire to collect information on an issue or a problem in your workplace. PSAC encourages shop stewards to solve problems at the source and as soon as possible but if that's not possible, the information you collect by filling in this form will help build the union's case later.
June 29, 2011 - 2:00am •
 Work To Rule means just as it sounds:
June 29, 2011 - 2:00am •
 PSAC members have the right to promote and build our union in the workplace. Members have the right to be kept informed on the employer’s premises during non-work time, before or after shifts and during paid or unpaid breaks and lunch periods. This is the law.
June 16, 2011 - 12:00am •
The five 'W's of filing a grievance.
May 28, 2011 - 2:00am •
Excerpts of terms from the Steward's Handbook.
May 13, 2011 - 12:00am •
Being a steward requires finesse and diplomacy; understanding basic legal processes and strategies; professionalism; the ability to read between the lines; and honesty. Here's a list of the top ten things a Steward should do.
November 6, 2009 - 2:00am •
Are you considering or in the process of dealing with a staffing complaint? This information may help you and includes an impressive list of jurisprudence. This information is meant for PSAC members covered by the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA).
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