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Problem at Work

If you are having an issue at your workplace there are steps you can take: 

  1. The first step of course is to try to resolve the matter yourself by going to your supervisor: make sure he or she knows that there is an issue and what you would like to see done about it before you proceed to the next step. 
  2. Talk to your Shop Steward: he or she may have further information or advice that may help you to better understand the issue and may be able to help you resolve the complaint.  
  3. If steps 1 and 2 have been unsuccessful, the member and the Steward formalize the complaint in writing and submit it to management on an official grievance form.  A copy is faxed to the Union [604-872-5215] and the member keeps a copy. At this point the Shop Steward or member should contact a Union Representative [either Mike Christensen or Bret O'Neill] by phone [604-876-6464] or email with information about the complaint, the investigation and what has been done so far. 

Testimonial

“They have demonstrated the dedication and leadership that
our Local requires. They have always provided sound counsel, support, and frank
discussion on matters involving the members, contract negotiations and our
Local.“ 

- Bruce Tillapaugh –Shop Steward. Island Farms, Victoria

“I look after a lot of members in a very big plant. For years I had to fight for them by myself with no help at all from any of the Union’s representatives or Officers. This changed completely once Bobby, Bob and Paul were in office. Now I have access to my reps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  They’re always there to back me up.” 

- Darrell Lawres – Chief Shop Steward. Saputo, Sperling

"I was there when we brought the Union in. The first-time contract they won for us was unbelievable. It changed the quality of my life. I am now a Shop Steward and enjoy working with my Union and looking after my fellow workers. "

- Paul Landrecht - Shop Steward. Island Farms Dairy.