Shop Steward Nominations


All nominees and nominators must be active members in good standing (card-carrying members). The nominee and their nominators must be from the same work location.

Visit the Membership Card Application page to apply for a new or replacement card.


Nominations Deadline:
4:30 p.m. on November 26, 2021


How to Nominate a Member

Online Form
Sign in to your CSU 52 member account and use the form link provided below.


Term of Office

January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023 (2-year term)

Form now closed

Only members in good standing (card-carrying) have access to this form.


Current Shop Steward Nominations

Sign in to your CSU 52 member account and view a list of all current nominations received.

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Acceptance of Nomination

CSU 52 Office Staff will contact all nominees after November 26, 2021 and ask each nominee if they accept or decline their nomination. If an election is required for a work location, it will be conducted online through SmartBallot.

  • Ensure the Collective Agreement, and labour and human rights are adhered to by observing and reporting on matters in the workplace;
  • Represent the members in the work area by being aware, learned, and a sounding board, and sharing information;
  • Be a liaison with the members and the Union;
  • Increase the knowledge, skill and proficiency of Shop Stewards and the Union Membership;
  • Follow the Terms of Reference of this Committee and the Policy & Procedures of the Union;
  • Distribute and post all written material received from the Union Office as required.

Shop Steward Manual »

Although it is not mandatory for Shop Stewards to attend Union Meetings, it is highly encouraged to attend as many as possible to stay informed. Note, that attending Union Meetings is a prerequisite for being nominated to the Board of Directors. Meeting times vary but are usually in the evening starting at 5:30 p.m.

General Membership Meetings

Occur five times a year, on the 2nd Tuesday of every January, and the 1st Tuesday of every April, June, October, and December.

Shop Steward Assembly Meetings

Occur five times a year, on the 3rd Tuesday of every February, March, May, September, and November.

Contractual Unit Meetings

These meetings are hosted by your Contractual Unit Director (a Board of Directors position) and held at least twice a year.

Due to the limited General and Shop Steward Meetings this year, the Union has decided to waive the criteria for Shop Steward Honorariums, the Honorariums are paid this year only as follows.

A Shop Steward's yearly honorarium is determined using one of the following calculations:

Calculation 1

Maintained Shop Steward status for a full year (January 2021 to December 2021) and
Attended at least one General Membership Meeting in 2021

= flat rate of $375 plus $75 per Shop Steward Assembly Meeting attended in 2021


Calculation 2

Maintained Shop Steward status for a full year (January 2021 to December 2021) and
Attended zero General Membership Meetings in 2021

= flat rate of $175 plus $75 per Shop Steward Assembly Meeting attended in 2021


Calculation 3

Shop Steward status was less than a full calendar year (e.g. elected or resigned mid-year)

= $15 per month as a Shop Steward plus $75 per Shop Steward Assembly Meeting attended in 2021