There are very specific time limits for filing a grievance and no matter how strong your case is, if you wait until after time limits have expired the grievance will likely fail. If you are experiencing problems at the workplace, phone your GSU staff rep toll-free at 1.866.522.6686 (Regina) or 1.855.384.7314 (Saskatoon).
If we can reach solutions to problems as soon as they arise, everyone benefits. It’s easier to solve problems when they are small.
GSU staff representatives work to address problems locally and informally whenever possible. Sometimes a brief discussion, letter or meeting is all that’s needed to address a situation. When the informal approach is not successful, we use the grievance procedure.
A grievance occurs when there is a violation of worker’s rights. Grievance procedures vary from local to local. Most employees’ rights are spelled out in the collective agreement, and that is the first place to look to see if there is a real grievance against the employer and explain your grievance procedure options to you.
Your GSU staff rep will help determine if you have the grounds for a grievance. With your permission, we will act as your advocate, assist in filing a grievance, work with you and guide you through the process.
This service is provided to you as part of your union dues. There is no additional charge for assisting you.