This book will:
● Equip shop stewards with the important overview of labour relations required to fulfil his or her duties;
● Provide a good understanding of the key concepts and principles of labour relations / law;
● Empower him or her to be a better shop steward and better representative of workers’ interests;
● Add authority and confidence to Trade Union performance;
● Promote good labour relations in the workplace by providing key knowledge to key players.
Additionally, the book will:
● Explain the disciplinary process and define the roles of all the key players;
● Address the issues of sexual harassment, protected disclosures, employment equity principles and dismissals in a simplified manner that is very easy for any shop steward to understand;
● Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a shop steward and offer encouragement;
● Build capacity and provide guidance for shop stewards to function more effectively and efficiently;
● Assist in training and developing both experienced and newly elected shop stewards;
● In short, each and every shop steward should really have a copy of this book that was specifically written for them. The book not only provides real value for money in comparison with costly training, but crucially, it gives the shop stewards a lasting resource on which they can depend and to which they can turn again and again for guidance.
About the author
Chris Hickley has extensive experience as a shop steward and as a negotiator. He has a Masters degree in labour law from the University of Cape Town. Chris was a full-time shop steward and a national as well as a provincial negotiator for the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) and was also the senior shop steward and the national negotiator for the Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU). Additionally he has extensive experience from across the table having been a labour relations manager for a number of years in various government departments.