The 'Shop steward'

Canada, 1953

Film
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A dramatized presentation of the role of the shop steward in the effective day-to-day funtioning of free trade unionism. The film beings with the election of machinists Johnny Walachuk as shop steward for the men in his section of a large industrial plant. Continuing, it shows the part the shop steward plays in carrying out the grievance procedures set up by company and union. How Johnny fulfills responsibility to protect from infractions of the agreement the men who elected him, is told in his own words and typifies the function of the union shop stewards generally in Canada.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Guy Glover

Duration

00:21:50:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1953

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009768

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Leadership

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Officials and employees

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Leadership

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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