Amended: Sixth Convention of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers on October 1-3, 2021
Values and Beliefs
Our Values and Beliefs as outlined in the Constitution: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Equality, Respectful Treatment, Family Consideration, Common Sense, Decisions Benefiting the Members, Decisions Promoting the Workers, Involvement (including stakeholders), Democratic Processes, Trust
A Workplace will be established under the terms of a collective agreement and may be organized by geographic area, project, zone, facility or site. The purpose of the Workplace is to provide a positive opportunity for all Workplace Parties (collective agreement) (Workers, Management, Workplace Representatives and Supervisors) to come together to collaborate on the operation of the business, to properly represent the Members in the Workplace and to protect the jurisdiction of the Union.
Workplace Supervisors are Members of the Union that take on a supervisory role for the benefit of all participants in the Workplace. These Members provide Leadership in Health & Safety, Planning, Skills Development, Coordination, Quality and Productivity.
(a) It shall be the duty of the Steward to enforce the collective agreement in accordance with the authority given to him/her under the collective agreement, and in conjunction with the President and National Executive Board on behalf of the Union.
(b) Stewards shall keep the strict confidentiality of the members, which he/she represents.
(c) Stewards shall attend and/or make a written report to the Members in the Workplace and at the Workplace Meeting(s).
(d) Stewards shall work at the direction of the Workplace Members.
(e) He/She shall be charged with the responsibility of protection of the work jurisdiction and territory described under the Collective Agreement he/she has been elected to cover.
(ii) Health & Safety Representative
(a) It shall be the duty of the Health & Safety Representative to enforce the Health & Safety Act and it's regulations in accordance with the authority granted to him/her by the Act and in conjunction with the National Executive Board and recognized Committees of the Union.
(b) Health & Safety Representatives shall keep the strict confidentiality of the members, which he/she represents.
(c) Health & Safety Representatives shall attend and/or make a written report to the Members in the Workplace and at the Workplace Meeting(s).
(d) Health & Safety Representatives shall work at the direction of the Members.
Workplace Representatives will meet with Members of the Workplace as required, to provide information and answer questions, in the workplace or at a location to accommodate the Members of the Workplace.
Members of the Workplace will participate in the establishment and renewal of the Collective Agreement.
The Members will champion the Principles and Values of Industrial Democracy in the Workplace.