I have a problem with my employer. How can my union help me?

Talk to your union representative

In a unionized workplace, members elect a member to be their union representative. Some people call this a “union steward” or “shop steward”.

Responsibilities of a union representative

Your union representative is supposed to do things like:

  • make sure your employer follows the
  • talk to your employer when you want help with a problem about rights in the agreement
  • come with you if you want them there when you meet with your employer
  • ask staff at the union office to give advice or help
  • help you use the process in the collective agreement to make a complaint against your employer
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