Filing a Grievance
What is a Grievance?
A grievance is a complaint filed by an employee based on his or her interpretation of the Collective Agreement. It is any work-related dispute arising out of the interpretation, application, administration or alleged violation of the specific terms of the Collective Agreement.
Do I Need to File a Grievance?
If you think that you do need to file a grievance contact a Steward and fill out a grievance form.
Grievance Fact Sheets
The 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, it should be completed with care and accuracy. This document will provide the Union Representative with a complete history of the case with details of the grievance which may otherwise be overlooked or forgotten about.
When the grievance is finalized, the completed form is be placed in the Union Local’s file for future reference and copies is also given to the CUPE Representative.