I have a union at work. How does this affect my rights as a worker?
Question & AnswerI have a union at work. How does this affect my rights as a worker?
2. Talk to your union representative
In a unionized workplace, members elect another member to be their union representative. Some people call this a “union steward” or “shop steward”.
The union representative tries to make sure that the employer follows the . They also do things like:
- share information from the union office, for example, about education programs for union members
- call meetings of union members to talk about union business, for example, to discuss what to ask for in
- help workers who have a problem with the employer
Your union representative should give you a copy of the collective agreement and help you understand your rights as a union member.