Metalli 268 in a nutshell
When joining the Industrial Union, a member joins one of the Trade Unions branches, of which there are a about 500. The members of the trade union may be from one or more workplaces.
Departments provide advocacy, training, and recreational activities for their members, among other things. The department also handles membership matters. At the workplace, the branch is represented by a shop steward.
The members influence the affairs of their branch, among other things, by electing the board of the department at its annual autumn meeting, which is responsible for the affairs of the branch.
The autumn meeting will also approve next year's action plan and budget. The spring meeting will discuss the financial statements and the action report.