TI Grievance Wording

In latest developments with Transport Canada’s National Organization Transition Implementation Project (NOTIP), the Civil Aviation Technical Inspectors have or will soon receive the notice of classification for their position.  In addition, a revised work description for their position will be provided soon.  The work description should also be accompanied by a point rating allotted by factor to the position, as well as a copy of the organization chart depicting the position’s place in the organization.

Please find below grievance wording and other information reflecting various scenarios in which you should be able to identify your situation.

SCENARIO 1

If the revised work description for your position is complete and current, but you are not in agreement with the classification level related to it

Please note that if you are not contesting the content of the work description, your classification grievance will be considered valid even if the work description is not signed by you.

Also, your classification grievance will be considered valid, should you choose not to sign the notice of classification for your position.

Two (2) grievances must be filed:  Classification and acting pay.

  Classification grievance  Acting Pay grievance
Timelines You have thirty-five (35) calendar days after you receive the notice of classification for your position to file a classification grievance.  There is only one level for classification grievances, the final level.  The grievance should be presented to your immediate supervisor or local officer-in-charge. When an acting pay grievance is filed at the same time as a classification grievance, the acting pay grievance will be put on hold by mutual written agreement until the outcome of the classification grievance is known and a classification decision is rendered.
Wording  “I grieve the classification of my position.I further grieve the out-dated classification standard which was used to evaluate my position.”

 

“I grieve that the employer is not paying me appropriately for the duties I am performing.  I am asked to perform duties of a higher position.  As a result, the employer is not following the provisions of Article 65 (Pay Administration) of my collective agreement.”
Corrective action requested  “That my position be classified upwards.That the applicable classification standard and bench-mark position description used to evaluate my position be revised and updated.

 

That I be present during the grievance hearing.

 

That I be made whole.”

 

“That I be paid in accordance with my collective agreement for the performance of the duties mentioned above, retroactive to the date on which the performance of these duties began.That I attend the grievance hearing at each level of the grievance process.

 

That I be made whole.”

NOTES Documentation that must be provided to your UCTE Union Representative:

  • Your official work description;
  • The current classification group and level;
  • The current point rating by factor;
  • The current organization chart;
  • Additional information you deem useful.

 

No reference to “effective date” or to “appointment” to a position should be made in the wording. 

SCENARIO 2

 If you are not in agreement with the revised work description for your position

This scenario applies if you do not believe that the revised work description is complete and current, i.e. if the employer is requesting that you perform duties, which are not in the revised work description.  You will have to provide a list of the missing duties and demonstrate that the performance of these duties is at the request of the employer.

Please note the Employee’s statement on the signature page of your work description, which reads:  “I have been given the opportunity to read and comment on the content of this work description.”  We suggest that you sign the statement and add that you are not in agreement with the content of your work description.

Three (3) grievances must be filed at the same time:  Statement of duties, classification and acting pay.

  Statement of duties grievance Classification grievance  Acting Pay grievance
Timelines You have twenty-five (25) working daysafter you receive your work description to file a statement of duties grievance. When a classification grievance is presented at the same time as a work description grievance, the classification grievance is put on hold by mutual written agreement pending the outcome of the work description grievance.  If the work description remains unchanged, the classification grievance is reactivated.  If the work description is modified, a new classification decision will be issued and a new classification grievance will have to be filed within thirty-five (35) calendar days. When an acting pay grievance is filed at the same time as a work description and classification grievance, the acting pay grievance will be put on hold by mutual written agreement until the outcome of the classification grievance is known and a classification decision is rendered.
Wording  “I grieve the employer’s failure to provide me with a complete and current statement of duties and responsibilities.  This violates article 57 of my collective agreement.” “I grieve the classification of my position.I further grieve the out-dated classification standard which was used to evaluate my position.”

 

“I grieve that the employer is not paying me appropriately for the duties I am performing.  I am asked to perform duties of a higher position.  As a result, the employer is not following the provisions of Article 65 (Pay Administration) of my collective agreement.” 
Corrective action requested  “That the additional duties reflecting my work be added to my work description.That I attend the grievance hearing at each level of the grievance process.

 

That I be made whole.”

“That my position be classified upwards.That the applicable classification standard and bench-mark position descriptions used to evaluate my position be revised and updated.

 

That I be present during the grievance hearing.

 

That I be made whole.”

“That I be paid in accordance with my collective agreement for the performance of the duties mentioned above, retroactive to the date on which the performance of these duties began.That I attend the grievance hearing at each level of the grievance process.

 

That I be made whole.”

NOTES The following documentation will have to be provided to your UCTE Union Representative.DO NOT ATTACH THE LIST OF MISSING DUTIES TO YOUR GRIEVANCEFORM.

 

  • The contested work description;
  • The list of missing duties;
  • Evidence that the performance of the missing duties is at the request of the employer.
The following documentation must be provided to your UCTE Union Representative:

  • Your official work description;
  • The current classification group and level;
  • The current point rating by factor;
  • The current organization chart;
  • Additional information you deem useful.

 

 

No reference to “effective date” or to “appointment” to a position should be made in the wording.  The following documentation must be provided to your UCTE Union Representative:

 

  • Your former work description;
  • Your complete and current work description;
  • The classification evaluation with the effective date;
  • Examples and evidence from you demonstrating when you began to perform the duties in the complete and current work description.