Every UWOFA Member’s employment is governed by the terms set out in the relevant Collective Agreement negotiated between UWOFA and our Employer. If the Employer is believed to have violated the terms of the Collective Agreement, this may give rise to a dispute that may then lead to a series of resolution steps, referred to as the Grievance process.
Not all disputes are grievances.
A Grievance is premised on the belief that there has been a violation of the Collective Agreement.
If you encounter a situation that you think might be a grievance talk to your Faculty Representative (faculty) or your Steward (librarians and archivists) as soon as possible and/or reach out to the UWOFA Member Services Officer.
If you ever receive a Notice of Investigation, UWOFA staff and the Grievance Committee are available to assist you through the process. The earlier the Member Services Officer, the Professional Officer and/or the Grievance Officer get involved, the better. We can provide you with concrete suggestions on how to proceed.
There are currently about 40 active cases on the Grievance Committee agenda.
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