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2020 is an Election and Appointment year at CUSW - and you play an important role in the entire process.

As a Member of CUSW, you can participate and have a voice in all aspects of the union and your workplace, including casting your vote in elections.


Current Election phase:
Workplace Elections

Between January and March 2020, Workplace Elections will be taking place. During this time each Bargaining Unit will elect a member into the roles of Steward and Health and Safety Representative.

Have you thought about taking on a leadership role? Get to know each role through the overviews and links below – be sure to check out the 15 minute courses detailing what's involved in each of these important positions, as well as an overview of the election process in general.


Download Forms:

 

Hydro One Central Constr. Nomination Form

Valard East West Tie Project Nomination

 


Steward

Overview:

Some of the key responsibilities of the Workplace Steward include: the enforcement of the Collective Agreement, his/her role in the Duty of Fair Representation and the protection of the Work Jurisdiction.

Resources:

  • Find more about about this role in ARTICLE 12.03 of the Constitution
  • Learn even more about this role by taking the "Steward" course below.

Health and Safety Representative

Overview:

Some of the key responsibilities of the Workplace Health and Safety Representative include: conducting workplace inspections, identifying hazards and promoting a healthy and safe workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination.

Resources:

  • Find more about about this role in ARTICLE 12.03 of the Constitution
  • Learn even more about this role by taking the "Health and Safety Representative" course below.

Online Election Courses
 

Election and Appointment Process Overview

As a Member of CUSW, you can contribute and have voice in all aspects of the operation of the union and your workplace. In addition to your voice you can contribute by participating in many different roles. Complete this 15-minute course to fully understand the CUSW Election and Appointment Process.

Register now

 

Steward

Workplace Stewards play an important role in ensuring that both Members and Employers honour the Collective Agreement that has been negotiated and agreed to. This 15-minute course will introduce you to topics like “The Duty of Fair Representation” as well as what kinds of support are available should you decide to stand for election as your Workplace Steward.

Register now


Health and Safety Representative 

Part of the CUSW philosophy is “owning our safety culture”. As Members, we participate in all levels of safety in the workplace, from policy to procedure, to management, to inspections and investigations. We want to be involved because no one is going to have our best interests in mind more than our own Members. Complete this 15-minute course to find out more about the role of the Workplace Health and Safety Representative.

Register now

 

For more courses on upcoming election phases, view the Online Election Courses page.