The Transport and Industrial Workers Union, which has placed a priority on training of its shop floor reps over the last few years has completed yet another successful training course for shop stewards. From Thursday 3rd May to Saturday 5th, twenty five union reps participated in a residential seminar at the Castlewhite Hotel in Studley Park Tobago.
The seminar was intended to provide shop stewards with basic tools of trade union representation and dealt with, among others, topics like: What is Industrial Relations; Introduction to Labour Law; The Contract of Employment; Overview of OSHA; Role of the Shop Steward; Role of the Branch; Organising; Grievance Handling; Techniques of Mobilising.
Among those participating in the seminar were General Secretary Judy Charles and President Roland Sutherland. The seminar was conducted by the Labour Advisory Bureau, a non-profit company owned by the National Workers Union.