WE’RE WORKING ON IT: “My employer wants to extend my probationary period …”

GSU staff rep Brian Lark assisted a member when the employer wanted to extend their probationary period.

“There are reasonable reasons to extend probation periods but there can also be unreasonable extensions implemented by employers,” GSU staff rep Mason Van Luven said. “Probationary employees are dues-paying union members, and they have full access to the assistance of a staff representative. If they are questioning an extension to their probationary period or another workplace issue they should give us a call.”

Our services are provided to you as part of your union dues and there is never an additional charge for assisting you or a limit on the times you can seek advice. Contact information for GSU staff representatives is available on our web page at GSU.ca.