Grievance Submission

Members are advised that they are required to certify that the information they are providing to the Local for the handling and prosecution of their grievance is true and correct to the best of their knowledge.  Members are also advised that deliberately submitting false information or attempting to mislead the Local in the handling of their grievance may result in the dismissal of that grievance.

Please allow 24 hours for a response.

What is a Grievance?

A grievance is a formal complaint that is raised by an employee towards an employer in the workplace. There are many reasons as to why a grievance can be raised, and also many ways to go about dealing with such a scenario. Reasons for filing a grievance in the workplace can be as a result of, but not limited to, a breach of the terms and conditions of an employment contract, raises and promotions, or lack thereof, as well as harassment and employment discrimination.

A grievance between an employee and employer can be dealt with either informally or formally, and sometimes both approaches are taken in search of a resolution. In the informal approach, an employee can informally bring forth a concern promptly to his or her employer. Here a discussion or similar between the two parties can result in a mutually agreed upon resolution. In the case that this step fails or is skipped altogether, a grievance can be raised formally, where formal meetings and options for appeals become available.

Workplaces that have  union representation often file a grievance with an employer on behalf of an individual employees request[