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  5. What Every Workplace Representative Needs To Have
  • A copy of the collective agreement. Learn how clauses in the agreement relate to each other. Carrying your agreement with you means you are ready when a member asks a question. Don’t forget ‘letters of understanding’ and ‘memorandums of agreement’ which can also speak to working conditions.
  • A current contact list of all workplace reps in your workplace, up to and including the Local Union President.
  • A copy of the seniority list. The employer is required to provide this to you. Keep it handy and updated with contact information on your co-workers.
  • Grievance forms. These are essential.
  •  Union Fact Sheet for Investigations.
  • A copy of workplace rules & policies.
  • A copy of the health & safety act that pertains to your workplace (provincial or federal).
  • Information and steps on “the right to refuse unsafe work”.
  • A copy of the Unifor Constitution.
  • A copy of your local union by-laws.
  • A copy of the Steward Pocket Guide (this book).
  • A copy of the Unifor Harassment Investigation Pocket Guide. Call the Unifor workroom at 1-800- 268-5763 for a copy or ask your National Rep.
  • Information for new members (the Unifor owner’s mini-guide).
  • A notebook and a pen. Always be prepared to document.

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