Steward Training

This all day training begins with the roles and responsibilities of the steward and the special legal status of union representatives. Participants then explore the nuts and bolts of grievance processing, including the six grounds for a grievance, past practice, just cause for discipline, grievance investigation and rights to information, fact sheets, and grievance writing.

Sample Agenda

Day 1

  08:00 am – 08:30 am  Introductions and Orientation

  09:00 am – 10:00 am Roles and Responsibilities of Stewards

  10:00 am – 10:15 am  BREAK

  10:15 am – 11:45 am Screening Gripes from Grievances

  11:45 pm – 12:45 pm  LUNCH

  12:45 am – 01:30 am Seven Tests of Just Cause

  01:30 pm – 02:30 pm Grievance Investigation:
  Interviewing Skills
  Rights to Information
  Fact Sheets

  02:30 pm – 02:45 pm  BREAK

  02:45 pm – 04:00 pm  Resolving Grievances at the Lowest Step
  The Do’s and Don’ts of Grievance Handling

  04:00 pm – 04:15 pm  Writing a Grievance

  04:15pm – 04:30 pm  Wrap Up and Evaluations

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