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Individual Grievance Procedure (Rules G1–G4)

As an assistant, whether or not you are a member of a trades union, you have the right to raise any grievance relating to your terms and conditions of employment under this procedure unless the matter is subject to other agreed procedures. Your right to ask for a personal interview with your Head of Institution is not limited in any way by this procedure.

 

Procedure

  1. If you have a personal grievance relating to your employment, you should discuss it with your immediate supervisor. If your supervisor is unable to resolve the matter, he or she will inform the Head of Institution. You may then raise the matter with your Head of Institution, who will see you wherever possible within five working days.
  2. If after the interview with your Head of Institution, you are not satisfied that the problem has been resolved, you should inform the Director of Human Resources in writing within ten days of discussing the matter with your Head of Institution that you wish to invoke the second stage of the grievance procedure. The Director of Human Resources will then arrange a meeting between yourself, your representative who should be an accredited trades union representative or another member of the assistant staff if you want one to accompany you, your Head of Institution and a representative of the Personnel Committee. This meeting will normally be arranged within five days after the Director of Human Resources receives your letter.
  3. If the matter is still not settled satisfactorily, and you inform the Director of Human Resources in writing within ten days of the joint meeting that you wish that the matter be considered at the next stage, the matter will be referred to the University and Assistants Joint Board, who will deal with the matter wherever possible within ten working days of your letter being received. You will then be told of the result of their discussion within five days of their deliberations.