Working with Union Representatives: Introduction

Establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships with union representatives will help you be clear about management and employee concerns and to reach mutually satisfactory resolution of informal and formal complaints. Your Employee Relations Consultant can provide guidance on developing relationships and conducting meetings with union representatives.

You may be required to attend meetings to explain proposed actions that will affect terms and conditions of employment or to resolve grievances, and union representatives may be in attendance. You may call a meeting with an employee, who may request the presence of a union representative, and under certain circumstances this is appropriate.