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Chapter 9: Administration of the Collective Agreement
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Chapter Summary Employees, the union, and the employer must use the grievance and arbitration process, to resolve disputes relating to the collective agreement. The details of the grievance and arbitration procedure, including the number of steps, time limits, and form of arbitration are set out in the collective agreement. Grievance Arbitration
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West Lincoln Memorial Hospital – Piercing Grievance West Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a acute care and nursing home facility. The employees work in food preparation and delivery and are presented by the Christian Labour Association of Canada . The hospital established a dress code that contained the following restrictions relating to jewellery: Acceptable jewelry includes SMALL wedding bands, earnings and tight fitting watches with a leather or metallic band. No large pieces of jewelry of any kind except for the above mentioned can be worn on duty.
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West Lincoln Memorial Hospital – Piercing Grievance Two employees who prepare the food had their noses pierced . The hospital was concerned about the nose studs because of sanitary reasons and spread of bacteria that could contaminate the food served to the patients at the facility leading to health problems. Consequently, the hospital ordered the workers to remove their nose studs during work hours relying on the jewelry policy. The employees argued that removing the nose stud was difficult and painful and filed a grievance asserting that the hospital policy was not reasonable .
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Possible requirement for complaint to be presented to supervisor STEP 1 Grievance presented to supervisor or employer representative provided in agreement. Employer replies * STEP 2 Grievance is presented to a higher level employer representative provided in agreement. Employer replies * STEP 3 Grievance is presented to a higher level employer representative provided in agreement. Employer replies * Grievance is referred to arbitration * The collective agreement provides a time limit for each step in the grievance process and replies from the employer * Grievance settled or withdrawn Grievance Procedure . org/wp-content/u ploads/2011/05/G uide-to-the-Grie vance-Process.pd f
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Can Unionized Employees and Employers Sue? Haynes was a school teacher , employed by the Vancouver School Board . Teachers are covered by a collective agreement between the Board and BC Teachers Federation . After a complaint against Haynes, a psychiatrist exams her and concludes she is unemployable . Haynes goes on a medical leave , however, her benefits were terminated because she refused psychiatric treatment. Haynes took legal action and argued that the school board does not have the right to request psychiatric treatment because it is not a condition of employment.
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Can Unionized Employees and Employers Sue?
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