Shop Steward

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Shop Steward

A Labor Union official elected to represent members in a plant or particular department. The shop steward's duties include collection of dues, recruitment of new members, and initial negotiations for settlement of grievances.

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Labor Union.

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"Until further notice, members are expected to continue to work as normal, pending updates from the shop stewards' committee after negotiation with the company."
On June 17 he wrote: "Kev the electrical manager was mean to his shop steward, so the scowsers (SIC) downed tools, yes one of them did have a tool in his hand, I think he was stealing it."
Employees at the SSC recently demanded the removal of Tjivikua and the reinstatement of the union's shop steward, Dusken Kabende who was suspended last week for allegedly questioning the shortlisting criteria of new staff.
"I am meeting shop stewards to try and understand what the issue is and what we can do to get it satisfactorily resolved." He added: "I know that they believe they have been unfairly treated in the way the work has been sourced and that will be the basis of our meeting." A Getrag Ford spokeswoman said: "Halewood production has been affected by an unofficial stoppage of work as a reaction to planned reduction in the current shift pattern."
He said: "The company has finally shown some common sense after our members and their shop stewards showed that they were not prepared to be pushed around.
GMB union organiser Mark Wilson said shop stewards are waiting for the company to give them more information on their future.
Shop stewards from the GMB will meet national officials to decide their next move following a 53pc vote in favour of industrial action by members of the union at the airline who work mainly as check-in staff at airports including Heathrow and Gatwick.
Shop stewards from the GMB will meet national officials to decide their next move following a 53 per cent vote in favour of industrial action by members of the union at the airline who work mainly as check-in staff at airports including Heathrow and Gatwick.
Contrary to bureaucratic and oligarchic theories, and to accounts of British industrial relations that emphasize conflict between full-time officers and lay officials (shop stewards), Kelly and Heery discover that full-time officials are more likely to consider themselves accountable to, and representative of, shop stewards and union members than their superiors within the leadership of their trade unions.
To outflank the left's more intransigent positions and the Marxist shop stewards' greater belligerence on the shop floor, the Peronist leadership of the SMATA made periodic calls for the nationalization of IKA-Renault and at least publicly expressed demands for worker participation in administering the company.
Become acquainted with the union business agent and the shop stewards as your key contacts for initial and continuing activities.
In the notice seen by the Star, the workers are complaining about massive transfer of shop stewards and refusal by their employer to recognise them as workers' representative.