Work Grievances

2270 WordsFeb 20, 201010 Pages
A grievance is a formal, itemized complaint to management that it has treated one or more employees unfairly or has violated the contract or collective bargaining agreement. (http://ohrm.cc.nih.gov/wepa/grievanceafge.htm) There are basically two types of grievances: Individual grievances are where a member has a complaint about pay or working arrangements. Collective problems or grievances occur when a group of members has a problem that needs to be discussed or negotiated with management. These grievances can be dealt with through ad hoc meetings, formal negotiating, or dispute procedures. Personal problems might not necessarily be the employers' responsibility, though the union steward may still get involved. However, some problems…show more content…
Within ten (10) work days after the grievance is submitted, a hearing officer chosen by the company will discuss the grievance with the employee involved and attempt to resolve it. Within ten (10) work days after this discussion, the hearing officer will state his decision in writing, attach it to the grievance form, and provide a complete copy to the grievant. Step 2. If the grievant is not satisfied with the decision concerning his grievance made by the hearing officer, he may, within ten (10) work days of his receipt of such decision, request such hearing officer to forward his grievance to management, or his designated representative, who will schedule a hearing on the grievance within ten (10) work days of its receipt by him and will notify the bargaining unit member and the Union of the time and place of such hearing. Within ten (10) work days following such hearing, the company management shall state his decision in writing, attach it to the grievance form, and forward a complete copy to the grievant. Step 3. The Union may with mutual written agreement of the Board submit the grievance to grievance mediation with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The parties shall contact the local FMCS office and request the services of a mediator. As of the date of the written agreement to submit the grievance to mediation, the
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