Regardless of membership or standing, all bargaining unit members are entitled to the right to file grievance.
What is a grievance?
A grievance is a formal complaint raised by an employee against the employer within the confines of the workplace.
What happens after I file a grievance?
The Grievance Committee will determine the viability of grievances and track grievances in progress. The Grievance Committee members will be available to attend meetings and carry out tasks assigned by the Grievance Officer or a Designated Representative.
The Grievance Committee shall have the authority to recommend to the Executive Board whether grievances not resolved during the grievance process (as specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement) should be taken to binding arbitration. Such decisions shall require a quorum of at least three (3) members. In the event the Grievance Committee decides not to recommend taking a grievance to arbitration, the grievant may appeal the decision; the decision will be considered as affecting GEU members and overall operations, and thus subject to the appeal process.