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 how to present a grievance at arbitration.
The focus of this course is on process. You will explore and experience the arbitration process through role-playing and model exercises. Topics include how to investigate facts, collect relevant evidence, organize a case, and present it in a persuasive manner to an adjudicator. You will learn how to research case and statute law and articles written by practitioners to build your case.
This course includes presentations and discussion with Unifor National Representatives with extensive experience in arbitration, and an arbitrator who will speak about the arbitration process from a union perspective.