Grievances

What is a Grievance?

A grievance is a mechanism that is unique to labour law. It is build into a collective agreement. It is the way that one party to a collective agreement enforces its rights under the agreement, if the other party doesn’t do what it is supposed to do. A grievance is defined as a violation of the collective agreement.

There are 4 types of Grievances:

  1. Individual
  2. Group
  3. Policy
  4. Employer or Company

Who “owns” a Grievance?

A grievance is defined as a violation of the collective agreement. For this reason, the Union “owns” the grievance, not the individual or group the grievance is filed on behalf of.

Resource: CUPE National

Filing a Grievance:

Please have the Grievor complete the fact sheet with every grievance filed!

Collective Agreements Articles that outline the Grievance Process, ensure to follow appropriate timelines.

  • Airport: Article 15
  • City: Section 16
  • DARTS: Drivers – Article 12, Inside – Article 12
  • GSWC: Article 10
  • Lodges: Article 16
  • RBG: Article 17
  • St. Matthew’s House: Article

Please send a completed fact sheet and supporting documents with every grievance.

Please note you will need to save the PDF if you would like to use the fillable feature (typing in the fillable boxes).

Grievance Form 2017 – Fillable

Grievance Fact Sheet 2017 – Fillable

Grievance Notes Sheet 2015