CUPE Equality Statement
Do I Need To File a Grievance?
If you think that you do need to file a grievance contact your local steward
and fill out this grievance form.
What is a Grievance? A grievance is any work-related dispute arising out of the interpretation, application, administration or alleged violation of the specific terms of the collective agreement. In short, a grievance is essentially a complaint filed by an employee based on his or her interpretation of the collective agreement.
This Grievance Fact Sheet is designed to assist Grievance Officers to keep a written record of what the grievance is about and
what happens to it as it is processed through the various steps of the grievance procedure.
It is an important document and should be completed with care and accuracy. This document will provide the union representative with a
complete history of the case. It will provide details of the grievance which may otherwise be overlooked or forgotten about.
When the grievance is finalized, the completed form should be placed in the local union’s file for future reference. Copies should also be given to the CUPE Representative.