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shop steward

n.
A union member elected to represent coworkers in dealings with management.
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shop steward

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a coworker elected by trade union members to represent them in discussions and negotiations with the management
2. (Professions) a coworker elected by trade union members to represent them in discussions and negotiations with the management
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shop′ stew`ard


n.
an employee elected to represent a unionized shop, or the like, in dealings with an employer.
[1910–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shop steward - a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management
union representative - a representative for a labor union
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Translations

shop steward

n (Brit) (Industry) → rappresentante m/f sindacale
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In the notice, seen by the Star, the employees are complaining about massive transfer of shop stewards and refusal by their employer to recognise them as workers representative.
"On Thursday, 17 August, shop stewards met with the Wales secretary Andy Richards at Swansea to receive the results of the Unite industrial action ballot, which has been emailed and posted to all members," the note said.
GMB officials were "absolutely" allowed on site to meet shop stewards or management while shop stewards were allowed to attend union courses.
WORKERS are still no closer to finding out what the long-term future is for the Ford factory in Bridgend, according to shop stewards.
Shop stewards who represent 800 workers at Faslane and nearby Coulport lashed out a day after the party voted to oppose the renewal of the nuclear weapons system.
However, I do accept the Government's proposals to publish and if necessary regulate the cost to the taxpayer of 'full time' trade union shop stewards working in the public sector.
"I could hardly find a seat in the studio for shop stewards, we had so many in," he said in an interview last year to mark the 50th anniversary of Midlands Today.
Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard MEller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement
JAGUAR Land Rover shop stewards have accused bosses of "investing millions around the globe on the back of the sweat of the UK workforce" - piling up profits of PS10 million a day.
SHOP stewards at Penneys yesterday gave the green light to the Labour Court's recommendation of a 3% pay increase for its Irish staff.
AS a trade unionist I was somewhat bemused by shop stewards at Hovis talking about loyalty.