Union representative You have the right to have a union representative present when you meet with your manager about any labour relations issue. This right also extends to group meetings between your manager and your unit or department. It includes meetings about terms and conditions of employment, job performance, anything to do with discipline, and any incident investigations where you are interviewed as a witness.
• If you are asked to attend a meeting, make sure that you are informed in advance what the meeting is about and insist on having your union representative present if you believe that any of the above situations apply.
• If you find yourself in a meeting where you believe you should have union representation, you have the right to stop the meeting. The meeting will be rescheduled.
• Sometimes, the employer hires outside investigators to interrogate employees. Sometimes these investigators use aggressive interrogation techniques. If you believe you are being intimidated or bullied in an interview or meeting with an independent investigator or a manager, stop the interview. The meeting may resume or be rescheduled once there is a guarantee of respectful conduct.
Always have a union representative present!
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Read Articles 2.01, 2.03, 10.04 and 17.01 in your CUPE Collective Agreement.