To modify a
"To Grieve or
not to Grieve, that is the question"
As holders and
members of a Collective Agreement, we may sometimes find ourselves
in a conflict of opinion over the application of the Collective
Agreement with our employer, Canada Post Corporation.
In our C.A., the
first step is a formal complaint designed hopefully to end the
matter there and resolve the issue. This does not always
happen, and a Grievance may become necessary. Other than
matters of policy to the C.A., grievances are not filed
automatically unless the member is willing to file a complaint.
This is one of the things that make us different from some of the
other Bargaining Groups at Canada Post.
requires that we as the Branch investigate the facts for
presentation at the hearing with the Corporation or an eventual
Arbitration. This will include, but not be limited to:
dates, times, article(s) violated etc. as well in some cases a
statement by the member. Hearsay will not cut it. We
will get nowhere with the Corporation if we are not prepared.
process is not to be feared. You are not causing trouble,
rocking the boat, or making any personal evaluations of Management.
It is simply a process whereby to ensure application of our
Collective Agreement if all else fails. Watching the changes
taking place in the Corporation presently leads one to speculate
that our work lives could be a whole lot different if we did not
have a Collective Agreement. That is why adherence to the C.A.
is so important to all of our members right across the country.
What happens in one location could easily impact members in another.
The Branch has the tools to investigate. Please avail yourself
of this option should you feel it is necessary.