10. What are the must-have tools (requirements) to become an effective Union/Committee Rep?

You will need some basic information to keep you informed. Where you are unable to get the information from anywhere else, try the WIGUT or Campus HR offices, especially for policies and procedures, and Agreements.


Below is a summary of the information you will need:

- Copies of your disciplinary and grievance procedures

- Copy of the Rules for Academic and Senior Administrative and Professional Staff (Blue Book)

- Copy of the Current and Past Collective Agreements

- Copy of Career Path Document

- Copy of Ordinance 8

- Copy of National Labour Legislation

- A copy of management policies and procedures, which may be in the form of a handbook or simply a collection of staffing procedures that management may issue from time to time on The UWI website