This booklet is a quick reference for workplace delegates (sometimes called workplace representatives or shop stewards) about the Fair Work Act. It includes information about the workplace rights of union members and fellow workers, and about your rights as a delegate. Use it in conjunction with your award or EA, and any written handbook or guide for delegates that may be available from your union.
It is crucial that delegates understand the Fair Work Act and how to use it to strengthen union organisation in the workplace. Good delegates are essential to ensuring that all workers have enforceable rights at work.
Read this booklet and keep it with you at work.