Grievant A grievance may be initiated by any bargaining unit member who believes himself/herself to be aggrieved by a specific violation of this Agreement. When a group of bargaining unit members desires to file a grievance involving an alleged violation which affects more than one member in the same manner, the grievance may be filed by the Union provided that at least one member so affected signs the grievance. Grievances so initiated shall be designated Class Grievances. The title on the grievance shall bear the name of the one (1) affected member plus the designation `et al'. Class Grievances shall be filed within fourteen (14) days of the date on which any of the like affected grievants knew or reasonably could have had knowledge of the event giving rise to the class grievance. Class grievances shall be initiated directly at the second step of the grievance procedure. The Union shall have the right to file grievances of a non-disciplinary nature.
Grievance For the purposes of this Section, a grievance is defined as an allegation by a represented individual or group of represented individuals that there has been a violation, misapplication, or misinterpretation, of a provision of this Agreement that is applicable to represented individuals. The provisions of Article 30, Grievance Procedure, apply to represented individuals as follows:
Formal Grievance If, as a result of the informal discussion with the immediate supervisor, an alleged grievance still exists, the following formal grievance procedure may be invoked within seven (7) working days of the informal discussion, on the form set forth in Appendix C, signed by the grievant and/or a steward of the BTU-TSP, which form shall be available from the administrator or the BTU-TSP steward in each work location. If the grievance involves more than one (1) work location, a group of employees, or arises from the action or inaction of the administration above the level of the immediate supervisor, it may be initially filed with Employee & Labor Relations at Step II and informal discussion may be waived by mutual agreement. In the event that a BTU-TSP steward has not signed the grievance, a copy of the grievance shall be provided to the BTU-TSP immediately upon the filing of the grievance.
Group Grievance Where a number of employees have identical grievances and each employee would be entitled to grieve separately they may present a group grievance in writing signed by each employee who is grieving to the Administrator or her designate within ten (10) days after the circumstances giving rise to the grievance have occurred or ought reasonably to have come to the attention of the employee(s). The grievance shall then be treated as being initiated at Step No. 1 and the applicable provisions of this Article shall then apply with respect to the processing of such grievance.
Policy Grievance – Union Grievance The Union may institute a grievance alleging a general misinterpretation or violation of this Agreement by the Employer by submitting a written grievance at Step No. 1 within twenty (20) days after the circumstances have occurred. This section shall not apply to disciplinary grievances or application of competitive clauses under this Agreement.
Policy Grievance A complaint or grievance arising directly between the Hospital and the Union concerning the interpretation, application or alleged violation of the Agreement shall be originated at Step 2 within ten (10) days following the circumstances giving rise to the grievance. It is expressly understood, however, that the provisions of this Article may not be used with respect to a grievance directly affecting an employee which she could have instituted herself and the regular grievance procedure shall not be thereby by-passed. Where the grievance is a Hospital grievance it shall be filed with the Union/Grievance Committee.
Written Grievance If the grievance is not resolved at Step 1, the home care worker and/or Union representative shall set forth the grievance in writing including a statement of the pertinent facts surrounding the grievance, the date on which the incident occurred, the alleged violations of the Agreement, and the specific remedy requested. The written grievance shall be submitted to the Employer within thirty (30) calendar days of the occurrence of the alleged violation or within thirty (30) calendar days of when the home care worker or the Union could reasonably have been aware of the incident or occurrence giving rise to the grievance. The written grievance shall be submitted by email to email@example.com. The Employer or the Employer's designee shall meet with the grievant and their Union representative within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of the written grievance, in order to discuss and resolve the grievance. Subsequent to this meeting, if the grievance remains unresolved, the Employer will provide a written response to the grievance by email within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date the parties met to discuss the grievance. If the response does not resolve the grievance, the Union may, within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of the response, proceed to Step 4, Arbitration. Step 3. (Optional) Mediation As an alternative prior to final and binding arbitration in Step 4, if the matter is not resolved in Step 2 the parties may choose by mutual agreement to submit the matter to mediation in order to resolve the issue. The party requesting mediation of the dispute must notify the other party by email no later than fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt by the Union of the emailed response from the Employer in Step 2. The party receiving the request for mediation must notify the other party by email within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of the request whether or not it agrees to mediate the dispute. If the party receiving the request does not agree to mediate the dispute, the Union may, within fourteen (14) calendar days of the email notification of the decision not to mediate, proceed to Step 4, Arbitration. If the parties agree to mediation, they shall select a neutral mediator. Both parties shall submit a statement of their position on the issue. The mediator may also bring the parties together in person to attempt to resolve the issue. The parties shall each pay one-half (1/2) the costs or fees, if any, of the neutral mediator. Each party shall be responsible for its own costs, including the costs of representation, advocacy and the costs of that party's appointed representatives. If the issue is successfully resolved by mediation, the decision shall be binding on all parties, and shall, unless specifically agreed otherwise, form a precedent for similar issues. If the issue is not successfully resolved through mediation, the Union may, within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of a written declaration of impasse or rejection of a settlement offer from either party, proceed to Step 4, Arbitration.
Union Grievance The Union shall have the right to file a grievance based on a difference arising directly out of the Agreement concerning the interpretation, application, administration or alleged contravention of this Agreement. However, such grievance shall not include any matter upon which an employee is personally entitled to grieve and the regular grievance procedure for a grievance peculiar to an individual employee shall not be bypassed except where the Union establishes that the employee has not grieved an unreasonable standard that is patently in violation of this Agreement and that adversely affects the rights of persons in the bargaining unit. A Union grievance shall be presented in writing, signed by the Local Union President or his/her designee to the Director of Human Resources or as designated by the College concerned, within thirty (30) days after the circumstances giving rise to the complaint have occurred, or have come to or ought reasonably to have come to the attention of the Union. The grievance shall then be processed in accordance with Step 2 of the grievance procedure.
Class Grievance Class grievances involving one or more employees or one or more supervisors, and grievances involving an administrator above the building level may be initially filed by the Association at Step II.
Discharge Grievance (a) An employee shall only be discharged from the employment for just cause, except that an employee who has not completed the probationary period may be released based on a fair and proper assessment against reasonable standards of performance and suitability. An allegation of action contrary to this clause may be taken up as a grievance. As a good labour relations practice, the Home agrees to provide written reasons within seven (7) calendar days to the affected employee in the case of discharge or suspension.