2019 PRAIRIE/NORTHWEST TERRITORIES STEWARD AWARDS
Stewards play a critical role in our organization. These volunteers act as liaisons between members, the employer, and our union. To show our appreciation to stewards in this region, we invite our members to nominate a steward that they feel has devoted time, energy and commitment to making our workplaces better.
Nominations received may be supplemented with input from our Employment Relations Officers (EROs) who interact with our stewards on a daily basis.
A regional committee reviews the nominations submitted. The stewards whose efforts qualify under the review process will receive a memento at our Regional Steward Council to acknowledge that members noticed and appreciated their efforts. From the nominations submitted, the committee will select one ‘Steward of the Year’ who will be honored at PIPSC Annual General Meeting in Ottawa.
We need your help. To show our appreciation for those who take the time and effort to fill out the nomination form, we will award one gift that will be drawn from the names of those who submit a nomination form. Remember to include your contact details.
All stewards located within the Prairie/NWT Region. A steward must have been actively performing the duties of a steward for a minimum of one year.
Nominations must come from Regular members and EROs. Nominator’s name and contact information (phone number and email) must be included with the nomination form.A completed nomination must include the following information for the steward nominated: full name of the steward as well as their contact information and no more than a 300 word description of the steward’s qualities and successes.
Nominations will be reviewed taking into consideration the steward’s contributions that include some of the following activities:
- Engaging new employees, introducing them to PIPSC, encouraging them to sign a membership form
- Encouraging RANDs in the workplace to sign membership forms
- Assisting members to be aware of the collective agreement; explaining that it was achieved through the efforts of their union; and the articles define their rights
- Participating in, and encouraging members to participate in, the activities of sub-group, branch, group, regional, and/or national constituent bodies and committees
- Engaging in continuous learning and in particular by participating in regional training school and other union related learning events
- Listening to complaints from members fairly, clarifying the problem and providing guidance in the desired outcome
- Attempting to resolve problems informally through meetings with management
- Where necessary, gathering the applicable information needed to present a grievance; guiding the member through the grievance process, and providing them with support throughout the process
- Other activities important to the membership.
Nominations must be sent to Prashila Chand, Edmonton Regional Office, via email firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019.