The stewards and officers of the Local comprise the Local Executive Committee (LEC).
The LEC meets as required to direct the activities of the Local between membership meetings.
Officers are stewards who have been elected for a two-year period. All officers are also stewards and must be a steward in order to stand for election. Officers are elected by the members of Local 556 at the Annual Membership Meeting. Officers may be re-elected.
Stewards serve for a two-year period and may be re-elected. Stewards provide information and advice on matters related to your work and employment. They may refer you to one of the officers if that is appropriate.
If you believe that you have a complaint, a grievance, or any questions about your rights under the Collective Agreement, you are encouraged to contact your steward or the Local. Your steward may suggest actions that can quickly resolve your problem.
Because grievances and workload complaints must be made to the employer within specific time limits, it is best to seek advice promptly to ensure your rights under the Collective Agreement.