Steward Resources

Elected Position Registration Form

Steward Manual

Steward Roles and Responsibilities (click here)

The Steward is one of the most important positions within the labour movement, and probably the most recognizable. You are the first person that members in your assigned area contact for information about their workplace, union, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and for help resolving workplace issues. As a Steward, you are a vital link between the members, your local (or bargaining unit), SGEU, and management. 

Chief Steward Roles and Responsibilities (click here)

You are a workplace leader who represents SGEU, coordinates Stewards, and enforces the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). You work collectively with stewards, elected leaders, and SGEU staff in your workplace, bargaining unit, and sector. You also deal with management on behalf of the union. As Chief Steward, you fulfill the duties of a Steward, but also work with other Stewards in many capacities. 

Speaking Notes for New Members (click here)

Ten Mistakes A Steward Should Never Make (click here)

  1. Miss your deadline
  2. Never get back to the griever
  3. Bad mouth the union
  4. Drop the routine fly ball
  5. Sit down and shut up at meetings with management
  6. Lose control
  7. Write long grievances
  8. Meet the griever for the first time at the grievance hearing
  9. Forget to take a breather

See Nobody's Perfect Checklist for Stewards to see 20 of the most common mistakes.

Respectful workplace and harassment (click here)

The employer is morally, socially and legally responsible for ensuring a respectful work environment free of harassment. This responsibility flows from the Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Act (or its successor, the Saskatchewan Employment Act).

Know your workplace harassment procedure (click here)

The Occupational Health & Safety Act (or its successor, the Saskatchewan Employment Act) requires all employers to develop, in consultation with the occupational health committee, a written policy to prevent harassment in the workplace.

Duty to Accommodate (click here)

For additional information on this topic, please see The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

Member-To-Member Harassment: What To Do (click here)

How to deal with and education some of our members who are less than perfect people? What are our legal or moral obligations?  

Duty of Fair Representation (click here)

All members have the legal right to fair treatment from the union and its representatives.  Duty of fair representation does not mean that unions have to take every grievance through to arbitration. It means we must judge a grievance on its merits, not on our opinion of the griever.

SGEU Anti-Harassment Policy (click here)

SGEU Equality Statement (click here)

Saskatchewan Human Rights Code (click here)

Working Well:  Employers' Guide to Preventing & Stopping Harassment in Saskatchewan Workplaces (click here)

Privatization Quiz (click here) and Answers (click here)

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