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"The Union Steward" blog & website

Postby wes » August 25th, 2010, 3:32 pm

Interesting info for the steward:


The Union Steward Blog wrote:Once the member has asked for your presence, the employer must take one of three actions.

1. The request should be granted and the meeting delayed until the steward arrives.
2. The employer can deny the request for the steward and then must end the meeting.
3. The employer may also allow the worker to choose to continue the meeting without a steward or choose to end the meeting. It is very unwise for any member to choose to continue the meeting without a steward present.

You will find that the employer will come up with all sorts of excuses to bar you from the hearing. They may decide to hold the meeting during the late night shift when no steward is available. Or they may assign another member as a witness to the hearing. This activity is unacceptable and should be protested. Few issues are so critical as to merit a hearing when a steward is not available.
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