Teachers’ rights are protected in the Collective Agreement; if you feel that any of your rights have not been respected, contact the DTU as soon as possible. We will look into the situation and, if necessary, the Grievance Officer will file a grievance with the College on your behalf. This is a normal part of labour relations in a unionized environment and will have no negative impact on your position within the College. Indeed, filing a grievance often enables us to find a satisfactory resolution to the situation with the College.

If we are unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, we have the option of pursuing a grievance further, up to and including arbitration. It is important that grievances are filed within the deadlines specified in our Collective Agreement. All grievances (except harassment-related grievances) must be filed within 30 working days of knowledge of the event, but not more than 6 months after the event. The deadline for filing a grievance for harassment (psychological or sexual) is 2 years.

Remember that filing a grievance is time-sensitive, so please do not hesitate to contact the DTU if you have any questions. You can stop by 8A.11, call us on x1799 or email us at