Stewards Network

Our Local has two levels of Stewardship: information steward and shop steward. Stewards are a very important part of our Union. Whether they are selected to represent a Department, Faculty/GAU, or marginalized group, our Stewards ensure the diversity of contexts, needs, and experiences in our working environments are heard and respected. At minimum, it is best to have at least one steward from each department but more are welcome - all members are entitled to this opportunity!

Some tasks of both information and shop stewards:
- Get to know the membership you represent
- Make yourself familiar and available
- Act as liaison and networker between your GAU and the Union
- Assist with getting information and resources to those you represent
- Organize and participate in Union events and workplace actions
- Work closely with, and under direction from, your Chief Steward and Executive Committee
- Stay connected with, and assist in forming any valuable committees (International Students, Disabilities, LGBTQ2S+, Women, Indigenous, etc)
- Attend and share your experiences at Stewards Network meetings
- Engage members in Union campaigns

Some tasks of shop stewards:
- Meet with members to hear individual or group concerns, complaints, or ideas
- Be proactive in identifying and solving problems
- Speak informally with supervisors and faculty membersĀ  to address relevant member issues
- Receive PSAC training for handling workplace conflicts and grievances
- Provide representation to members for certain grievances
- Assist in mobilizing members if one or more Employers breech the Collective Agreement, UNB Policies, or the law

Curious about what it means to be a steward?
Step 1: Check out the 'Steward's Corner" on our website http://ugsw.ca/steward-s-corner

Step 2: Log in to http://learn.vubiz.com/ChAccess/PSAC_SS/default.asp to view information and earn certificates by completing online training

Step 2.5: Connect with your chief steward (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the rest of the Executive Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take part or to let us know if you have any questions or requests (such as your PSAC ID# for step 2)

Step 3: Watch for upcoming PSAC training events & apply (receive $100 for attending): PSAC Atlantic Education Program

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