We represent our members in negotiations with their employers to reach what we call a Collective Agreement
. Collective Agreements state workers rights and ensures members’ are treated and compensated fairly. We negotiate a new collective agreement
for each member unit every three years, click here
to read your current collective agreement
If you are having an issue at work, we are here to help. First, we will assist you in bringing attention to the issue and try to resolve it informally. If the issue persists we will help you file a grievance. Here are the three stages of a grievance:
1. Negotiation: A union representative will organize and represent you at any or all of the following meetings in order to reach a satisfactory solution to your grievance:
i. Meet with Union, Manager, & HR/LR
ii. Meet with CFO/CAO/Director/Principal, Union & HR/LR
ii. Meet with Union & VP of HR and Equity
2. Mediation: this is the process in which the two parties (the union and the employer) engage in a facilitated discussion about the issue. Depending on the severity of the issue, this step can be skipped.
3. Arbitration: If the parties can not come to an agreement, then a legal arbitrator will hear both sides and deliver a definitive ruling.
We are here to make sure that you work in a healthy and safe environment. If you see a health or safety hazard, let us know
. Whether it’s through training and education or maintenance and renovation, we will resolve the issue.
The grievance committee is responsible for reviewing active grievances
, cataloguing resolved ones, and tracking instances that occur across the university. This committee is made up of stewards
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.