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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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Chief Shop steward Kennedy Meme told the Star on Monday that union officials signed an agreement that will see members resume duty immediately.
However, his comments were in stark contrast to shop steward Richard McCarthy who hours earlier said a ballot would take place within two weeks.
In councils such as Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar and Cleveland there should - by agreement - be one full-time, council-funded shop steward available to provide support and advice to all union members during office hours.
It followed a complaint he and a GMB shop steward made on behalf of staff against construction manager Trevor Collins over comments he had made on Facebook that were denigrating towards workers from Liverpool.
Rising wages cause rising prices SHOP steward says he travels away from home 1,000 miles per week.
Mr Cunningham, a Scot by birth, explained how he came to live in Coventry and how he obtained his first job at Rolls Royce where he became a shop steward and then senior shop steward.
"It's always been in my nature to help and to speak out on behalf of others," Shirley says, "and when our store's union Shop Steward stepped down, I became a Shop Steward.
"With the union, you have a voice, and as a Shop Steward, I like being part of that process and being there for members."
Even though I was an NUJ shop steward, and closed shops were common in those days, I always argued against them.
Employees at the SSC recently demanded the removal of Tjivikua and the reinstatement of the union's shop steward, Dusken Kabende who was suspended last week for allegedly questioning the shortlisting criteria of new staff.
Meurig Thomas, a shop steward representing the Unite union at Aberthaw power station in the Vale of Glamorgan, said between 200 and 300 contractors had walked out in sympathy with workers at the Lindsey oil refinery.
Council bosses postponed their inquiry because shop steward Willie Cree was stinking of booze.