Information for new stewards

Get started in your new role as a CSP steward.

Use the following checklist if you are a newly-elected steward:


  • complete your CSP accreditation
  • check with your personnel or human resources (HR) department that they have been informed of your accreditation
  • arrange a handover of any relevant documents from the previous steward. They will also be the best source of information on any local issues, so don't be afraid to ask for advice/information on any current issues
  • check that you have the dates of any meetings you'll be attending
  • check the dates of the stewards' induction course and book a place immediately
  • make sure you have received dates for regional training days and put them in your diary
  • make sure you have the contact details for your regional steward/s and senior negotiating officer. Make contact with them to introduce yourself
  • map your workplace: find out which of your colleagues are CSP members - who is and who isn't. As a CSP steward you can only represent paid up members. If there are physios or assistants in your workplace who aren't yet members of the society (or members of another union), try and recruit them
  • make sure you tell all your members that you are now their steward

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