A local branch is a member's home base. Local branches work to improve the working conditions of their members. They also provide recreational activities.
The JHL shop steward or chief shop steward at the workplace is the person who helps with advocacy matters and everyday problems in working life.
As JHL’s member you can receive legal aid. However, this is a last resort when trying to resolve disputes at the workplace. Attempts should always first be made to resolve the issue through negotiation.
Collective agreements negotiated by the trade union determine, say, fair salaries, working hours, and employees’ annual leave and sick leave rights.
When you join JHL, you will also become a member of The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund. You are entitled to earnings-related daily unemployment allowance, if you fulfil the work requirements.