Grievance Basics

  • Who is involved? The grievor, the witness(es) - need their contact information, department, job title, etc.
  • What happened? What are those involved prepared to do? What are those who were not involved prepared to do?
  • Where did the grievance take place? Be specific.
  • When did the incident or problem occur? Document dates and times. Know the grievance procedure time limits.
  • Why is this a grievance? It is a conflict or problem that contravenes an article or articles of the collective agreement or other legislation.
  • What does the grievor want as a remedy?


June 16, 2011