At a No Frills in Shelburne, Kyle Morrell is busy resolving workplace issues, from scheduling to workplace abuse to pay discrepancies.
“I always take our members' complaints and troubles seriously,” said Morrell. “I make sure to take the time to see what can be done.”
Morrell said he was inspired to be a steward when he saw people being treated badly in the workplace.
“I wanted to be the person to put an end to that,” said Morrell, who has been a steward for less than a year and has recently taken the new online Stewards Training course.
Being an approachable person is part of Morrell’s strength as a steward, a role he loves.
“Everyone in the store is very comfortable talking to me,” he said.
Successfully resolving an issue and making a difference means a lot to Morrell.
“It’s a good feeling and I feel accomplished,” he said.
As a steward, he has seen first-hand the difference union representation makes in the lives of workers.
“The union provides guidelines and ensures certain things in the workplace are as fair as they could be.”
Union Representative Kevin Bacon commended Morrell’s work as a steward.
“Kyle is an excellent steward who has dealt with hard issues and has represented members well.”