How good a shop steward are you?

How good a shop steward are you?

Shop steward elections have been delayed till the end of next year because of a busy schedule early next year. Numsa will be holding a National Bargaining Conference, the engineering job summit and then Cosatu’s Central Committee and National Congress will take place. Do the test below to see how you are doing as a shop steward. And if you score badly, you still have almost a year to mend your ways!

1. How many local shop steward councils have you attended this year?

1. Every one 2. At least half 3. Less than half

2. How many factory general meetings have you held for your members this year?

1. One every second month2. One or more a month 3. Less than one every second month

3. How many of these have you negotiated in your workplace – Workplace Skills Plan, HIV/AIDS policy, Employment Equity Plan?

1. All of them 2. One or two of them 3. None of them

4. Do you have gender structures or HIV support groups in your factory?

1. None of them 2. One of them 3. All of them

5. How many issues of the 6 Numsa News and “Join Numsa” published this year have you given to members in your factory?

1. Less than three 2. All 6 + Join Numsa 3. Three and more

How did you score:

Question 1:

Answer 1 5 points

Answer 2: 3 points

Answer 3: 1 point

Question 2:

Answer 1: 3 points

Answer 2: 5 points

Answer 3: 1 point

Question 3:

Answer 1: 5 points

Answer 2: 3 points

Answer 3: 1 point

Question 4:

Answer 1: 1 point

Answer 2: 3 points

Answer 3: 5 points

Question 5:

Answer 1: 1 point

Answer 2: 5 points

Answer 3: 3 points

20 – 25 points there’s a good chance that your members will elect you again in shop steward elections next year; keep it up!

15-19 points you’re doing okay but a little bit more attention to your members is required

less than 15 points you’re lucky you haven’t been voted out; if you want to be re-elected next year, you’d better ‘phakamisa amasokisi’ (pull up your socks!)

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