Role & rights of the shop steward

Role & rights of the shop steward

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  • At the board room
  • A week is okay with us.
  • Since we all understand the concerns involved we need to come up with a solution.
  • I agree, we will need another week to come to a compromise.
  • Employers office
  • Do you understand that we are at fault because we had to communicate to employees about the changes. So we have reimburse them this.
  • My suggestion is that we offer them 50% of their payments now and the rest we pay the end of the year.
  • At the workplace
  • Looks like the process wont take as long after all. Our complaints have been heard and something is being done about it.
  • Exactly, all thanks to the shop steward and members who looks out for our rights and represented us in our grievance.
  • Involvement of stewards at all stages — Every dispute is a matter for the union. Management seeks to keep complaints "private" To add force to the battle, they enlist Thabo, a prominent shop steward and union official. They agree to give employer a week to come to a compromise.
  • At the shop stewards office
  • We are now ready to meet with the employees and discuss our offer.
  • Okay then I will arrange a meeting with them.
  • We agree.
  • Management are discussing a way forward for employees.
  • At the board room
  • Great !
  • We had a meeting during the week and we came up with the compromise of giving you 50% of your overtime pay and the other 50% the end of the year. We will document all this and have you sign an agreement.
  • Lindy and Jonathan are discussing about their satisfaction of the services the shop steward has provided.
  • At the office
  • Mine too !
  • After the meeting all issues were resolved !
  • The employer informs the shop steward on the meeting where they will discuss the final offer to the employees.
  • The management presents their proposal and both employees agree to it.
  • The shop steward will continue to monitor the workplace. The fundamental goal of a shop steward is to promote labor peace, as long as this does not come at the price of the employee's rights. The manner you connect with your coworkers, not the amount of disciplinary inquiries, determines your performance as a shop Steward.
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