When academic staff members contact the AUNBT office, their information is treated with utmost confidentiality. No one is informed of any confidential information without the member’s consent.
In general: consult us as soon as possible
Read your Collective Agreement
- It is important to know your responsibilities and rights, and to understand the process of filing a grievance, and in particular the time-lines.
Where possible, try to anticipate and consult us in advance.
- If you are preparing a case for assessment, we can assist you. Having a second pair of eyes — experienced eyes — can help you to set out your case in a clear and convincing manner.
- If you are considering any sort of communication with anyone concerning your terms and conditions of employment, you should get advice in advance.
If a problem develops, contact us immediately.
- We have experienced Grievance officers to assist you, supported by a legal staff on retainer. Many problems can be avoided altogether or resolved relatively easily if action is taken quickly. Problems that are left unresolved can become difficult.
- Action on a potential grievance must be taken expeditiously because the Collective Agreement specifies certain time limits for grievances, after which you may have no redress.
Consult us before responding.
- If you receive any kind of verbal or written communication on any topic concerning your terms and conditions of employment, consult us before you respond. In particular, this includes such matters as disciplinary letters, verbal reprimands, requests for clarification of assessment materials and tentative negative assessments.
Call the AUNBT office at 453-4661 and our Executive Assistant Brenda Morais will put you in touch with the appropriate Grievance Officer. Or, contact them directly:
- Grievance Chair (FT): Francesca Holyoke
- Grievance Chair (CAE): Arthur James