Representation from the union:
If you feel that you are not being treated in a just and fair manner in the workplace, you should discuss the issue with your supervisor, or you can contact your union steward for advice.
If you need to meet with your supervisor, a steward can accompany you. During the meeting, the steward acts as an observer or provides you with support, as required. The steward ensures your rights are respected.
Depending on your situation, a grievance or other form of complaint (written or verbal) can be filed. The union steward assists you in deciding which course of action to take and helps you with the wording.
A grievance is a formal process that follows specific guidelines. The grievance procedure is defined in Article 18 of your Collective Agreement.
Grievances are important. A number of them raise issues that form the basis of union demands during collective bargaining.
With thanks to CIU HQ Branch which served as a base for this.
Annual Leave Grievance wording: Word File
Care and Nurturing: Word file
More topics that will appear here in the future: Clarkson decision and "H" ing, scheduling and operational requirements, leave, overtime offerings, ongoing cases of interest