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Do you know what a grievance is?

In our contract, a grievance shall mean a claim by an employee that there has been a misinterpretation, misapplication or violation of administration policies, this Agreement or an administrative decision adversely affecting an employee or a group of employees. In other words, if you are being asked to do something that is breaking your contract.

Do you know how many days you have to file a grievance? 

Check your contract!

Page 4 of the contract.

What do you do to file a grievance with UTEA?

If you believe a breach of contract has occurred:

  1. Tell the person who is asking you to do it that you believe it is against the contract.
  2. If they tell you to do it anyway, you have to do it (unless it is dangerous/against the law), otherwise you can get in trouble for insubordination. 
  3. Report the incident, including date(s) and time(s), to your head rep ASAP.
  4. If they haven’t gotten back to you about it, ask your head rep about it the next school day, at least 24 hours (after you report it) to make sure they have started to deal with the issue.
  5. Be in contact with your head rep, or whomever is dealing with it at each step, once a week (not every day) to stay informed until the issue is resolved.