The Committees section will have info about the local's committees: who's on them, when they meet.
The most important aspect of being a steward is that he or she is an employee's link to the union. A steward is a friendly and trustworthy face in the department or building. She or he is someone who is known to co-workers as someone they can go to for information or help. Stewards advise employees on their rights in the workplace (as well as their responsibilities). The most important duties are to listen and respond conscientiously.
Equal Opportunities Committee
Shall endeavor to educate the membership as to the need for employment equity programs. Shall review and report on issues of interest to Women and visible minorities. Shall make policy development recommendations on Women's and visible minorities issues. Shall recommend courses that may be of interest to the membership, or stewards. Shall review contract language and course materials to ensure that Women's and visible minorities concerns and noted. [Feb 3, 2009 02:35 PM]
Occupational Health & Safety Committee
Education on Health and Safety matters. Arrange on-site inspections Investigate/Report on Health & Safety problems [Feb 3, 2009 02:32 PM]
Public Relations & Education Committee
Keep membership aware of labour activity by: Local Union National Union Labour Movement - Alberta and Nationally Produce Newsletters Recommend courses for schools/seminars [Feb 3, 2009 02:31 PM]
Social Functions - organize approved functions - such as Retirement Banquet, Barbecue, Children's Christmas Party, Social evenings. [Feb 3, 2009 02:33 PM]