Canada Employment and Immigration Union -
May 9, 2013

Next steps with SMSM grievances

When HRSDC presented generic job descriptions in the scope of Service Management Structural Model “SMSM” in 2008, this led to four thousand five hundred grievances on these job descriptions. With the hard work of National Union Representatives (NURs) and their working group members, all grievances covering the seventeen (17) generic job descriptions have been dealt up to the third level of the grievance process. Some have been withdrawn by the members, some have been denied by the employer and some have been allowed by the employer.

What are the next steps?

Regarding the grievances denied, all NURs have sent their file to PSAC for adjudication. PSAC always asks for mediation, but the employer has refused all these requests systematically. CEIU anticipates that all these grievance files will go before an adjudicator.  The timeframe to get through the process is at least two years.

Regarding the grievances allowed, the employers will put in place a committee to review the two (2) grievances allowed and the two (2) grievances partially allowed. CEIU anticipates that the job descriptions will be modified. During that revision process CEIU will be involved on the job description review, this includes some work on modified draft job descriptions and possibility to comment. The modified job descriptions will go through classification to be ultimately approved by management. Finally, the employer will present the revised job descriptions to the employees. We do not know if there will be any modification of the classification level on the four (4) job descriptions.

Grievances Withdrawn:

Grievances Denied

Grievances Allowed


Grievances Partially Allowed

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