Shop Stewards: Themes Definition Role Constituencies New Union Rules Union Stewards: Organisation of the Union General Meeting Sub- The committees Committee Working Groups Definitions Article 23 (unchanged; becomes Art.26) a) The Committee shall be assisted in its work by Union Stewards, elected by the officials (who are Union members) of their respective branches, field offices or other units, which shall be arranged in constituencies for that purpose. The Staff Union Committee shall keep informed and consult each Union Steward on matters of particular concern to his or her constituents. b) The term of office of the Union Stewards shall be two years. c) In the event of the resignation or transfer of a Union Steward, a new election shall be held in the constituency which he or she represented. Role The Focal Union Committee points members Constituencies In theory In practice Nouvelles dispositions statutaires Article 27 (new) Role of Union Stewards The Union Stewards shall communicate the views and concerns of the staff of their constituency, especially Union members, at the Union Committee and at the General Meeting, so that these bodies will take the appropriate steps. Nouvelles dispositions statutaires Article 27 (continued) i) They shall represent, subject to the individual rights of members, the interests of Union members of their consituency at Union meetings. ii) They shall communicate decisions and information from the Union Committee and the General Meeting to all the Union members of their constituency. Nouvelles dispositions statutaires Article 27 (end) iii) They shall inform members of staff about the Union’s activities and participate in recruiting new Union members. iv) At the request of one or several members of staff of their constituency, they shall intervene in the handling of disputes and other procedures. The Staff Union needs you!
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