11.09 covers a political complaint situation that always begins in stage 2. Political complaints are usually filed by the union or employer and not by individual members. Political problems are more systemic than group complaints. An example could be that the employer/union misinterprets a particular section of the collective agreement and misreprescies it. The overall purpose of this section (which each collective agreement contains in one way or another) is to define the areas of control that lie with management. In our case, the employer retains its rights to hire, fire, discipline and other general controls in the workplace and how it does so. 4.02 is, however, extremely important because it stipulates that the employer must retain these forms of power, but must be exercised in a reasonable manner and in accordance with our agreement. Bargaining Partners: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 30, 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Simple Arbitration The rest of the article simply describes how fees are transferred from members to the union. The basic procedure is that the fees flow from any pay cheque you receive as a TA or TF; If you do not work for a certain period of time, you will not be charged a fee. The employer then transfers these funds monthly to the union, as stipulated in the agreement. 20.03 When it comes to harassment, this collective agreement has broadly the definition of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Harassment can occur in all forms of expression (physical, sexual, verbal, written, electronic) that makes others feel humiliated or bullied. To be considered harassment, those affected must know or must reasonably know that their actions could be perceived as unwelcome. In this way, intentional ignorance is not a valid defence against a charge of harassment. 12.03 (a) deals with situations in which a TA has a fundamental disagreement with work based on a personal, academic or religious faith. If work that corresponds to this description is assigned to you, you can inform your manager of the task and they must make reasonable efforts to house you through work that does not run counter to these beliefs.