To be effective in the workplace the CSP needs to have an organised network of reps to work with and engage members. Just having a steward is not enough. To get the best deal for members there needs to be a wider team of members active locally. That is why the CSP is encouraging stewards and safety reps to set up CSP teams in their workplace to build a bigger presence and spread the workload.
This eBite will explain what is meant by the 'CSP Workplace Team' and take learners through the process of building a team in their own workplace. It is primarily aimed at stewards but will also be of use to safety reps who want to build the CSP team in their workplace.
The CSP is only as strong as its presence in the workplace. Building the CSP is an important part of the role of the steward and safety rep and a key step in doing this is workplace mapping. Mapping is the process of getting up to date and relevant information about the workforce and can form the basis of successful union organising, including recruiting new members, developing effective communications, getting members active and campaigning on workplace issues.
This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Safety Reps is designed for use by newly elected CSP safety reps. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a safety rep, including an introduction to the role, the rights reps have, and where to get support
This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Stewards is designed for use by newly elected CSP stewards. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a steward, including an introduction to the role, the rights stewards have, and where stewards can get support.