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Members who Wish to Submit A Grievance.

From time to time in the workplace you may experience something that you are not happy with.  This could be a personal matter, for instance , if you feel that you are not being treated fairly ,…   for example or simply because you are unhappy with how a situation was handled.  Or it may be a Health and Safety issue that has been reported and nothing has been resolved so in other words ,when you feel aggrieved your first port of call should always be a visit to your union representative in store,  he or she will then advice you of the correct process in raising a grievance.

It is important to note that before any matter is raised formally through the grievance procedure, it should always be discussed with your Rep and your People Trading Manager to see if this issue can be resolved informally.  sometimes, depending on the matter in hand, it can be nipped in the bud at an informal discussion, your rep will advise you accordingly.


if after talking it through with your GMB Rep it is then decided to raise a formal grievance, then you the member, should put it in writing to the store People Trading Manager.  This is an example of a Grievance letter that you can use for your Grievance Hearings.

Dear Miss Jones

I wish to raise a formal grievance based on the following facts.

*  I have not received .the correct amount of Holiday Pay.

*  According to my calculations i am 40pounds short from the week 26 and week 27.

*  As you are aware we had a discussion regarding this matter on 15 7 16 when you assured  me that this would be investigated and resolved.

*  This matter is still outstanding.


I would appreciate it if you will arrange a Date and Time that is suitable to all.

I will be represented at this meeting by my GMB Union Rep who is Joe Bloggs.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Yours sincerely

N Case

Posted: 25th August 2016

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