GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION. 26.01 The Parties being aware of the high cost of Arbitration agree that they may wish to utilize professional Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures as are available through the Province of Nova Scotia or from other sources. Both Parties agree to use their best efforts to implement Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures as appropriate in the resolution of disputes.
GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION e. The parties agree that the decision or award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on each of the parties and that they will abide thereby, unless the award is vacated pursuant to statute. The power of the arbitrator in this process shall be limited to determine whether the policy, procedure, or rule is unreasonable. If the arbitrator's ruling is that the policy, procedure, or rule is unreasonable, the Agency shall immediately withdraw the policy, procedure or rule.
GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION. A grievance is defined as an alleged violation, misinterpretation or misapplication with respect to one or more support staff of any provisions of this agreement. Grievances shall be resolved exclusively in accordance with the procedures set forth. All formal grievances shall be submitted in writing on a form developed by both parties. Within fifteen (15) employee working days of its occurrence the grievance and all information relative thereto must be discussed by and between support staff aggrieved and his or her immediate supervisor having the authority over the said support staff member. A grievance shall be deemed waived if it is not presented in accordance with the procedures and schedules set forth herein. No support staff member shall suffer any reprisals by the Board, Superintendent, Principals, or Supervisor because of due participation in the procedures set forth. By mutual agreement a grievance may start at the level of the Superintendent of Schools providing that the grievance is in writing and within fifteen (15) employee working days of occurrence. If the matter is not settled at the Supervisor level within ten (10) employee working days, the grievance shall be referred to the Superintendent of Schools. The support staff member and/or the authorized representative of the Association shall be required to submit the grievance in writing to the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent must discuss the matter with the support staff member and/or authorized representative within five (5) employee working days of receiving the written grievance. Charges not submitted and discussed by either party at the time may not be given subsequent consideration. The Superintendent's response to the grievance shall be made in writing within ten (10) employee working days of said discussion. If the matter is not resolved within ten (10) employee working days of said discussion, and the support staff member and/or the Association wishes to pursue it further, the matter may be submitted to the Board in accordance with the following procedure. Within ten (10) employee working days of having received the written response from the Superintendent, the Association may submit the written grievance with all attached responses to the Chairman of the Board through the Superintendent. The Chairman, within ten (10) days of receipt of the grievance, shall designate a reasonable time and place for discussion of the matter with a representative of the Association and the ...
GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION. Each Party may go forward with only one (1) class. Each Party may choose to take to arbitration either the current class, class appealed to, or an alternate class identified by a committee member. The Parties will agree upon a permanent appointment of one (1) arbitrator to hear grievances arising from this Article. This arbitrator shall have special qualifications to hear these matters; however, each side retains the right to initiate a change in that assignment upon notice to the other side. The change in the assigned arbitrator shall be effective for any case not yet scheduled for arbitration. The arbitrator shall allow the decision of the Agency to stand unless he/she concludes that the proposed classification more accurately depicts the overall assigned duties, authority, and responsibilities using the criteria specified in Section 1. In the event the arbitrator finds in favor of the proposed or alternate classification, management retains the right to, on a timely basis, adjust duties consistent with its current classification.
GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION. Section 1. Grievances are defined as acts, omissions, applications or interpretations alleged to be violations of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Grievances shall be reduced to writing and submitted on the AFSCME Grievance Form and Fact Sheet. Employees shall meet with the immediate supervisor informally. If such problems cannot be resolved, the employee may avail themselves of the following procedure. A grievance shall not be expanded upon after Step 3 of the grievance procedure.