A SIPTU Shop Steward is our representative in your workplace. They are elected by the members every two years and is the first person to contact if you have any problem or query at work. If you or your shop steward can’t sort it out locally they can speak to other representatives and if necessary contact a full-time Organiser.
The Shop Steward is also the vital link in the communications chain – keeping members up to date with the latest developments in the Sector or in the Union as a whole – including new membership services and benefits.
To enable Shop Stewards to carry out these important functions, the Union’s Education and Training Department provides special courses which equip Shop Stewards with the skills and the knowledge to represent their members effectively.