This course is designed to provide local union representatives with a detailed guide on how to investigate and write up grievances and prepare for arbitration. Participants will learn how to consider, negotiate and implement settlements of grievances, and will also learn how to present a grievance at arbitration.
The focus is on PROCESS: how to investigate facts, collect relevant evidence (including business documents and medical evidence), how to develop a theory and organize your case, and how to present it in a persuasive manner to an adjudicator.
Course material includes: excerpts of case and statute law; articles written by practitioners; hands-on role playing; model exercise; and informative talks and discussions with members of the Unifor legal department. The course will also include a presentation by an experienced arbitrator who will speak about what they look for from union representatives.