The NWU will roll out its new Industrial Relations Grievance Form in six of its branches in the northern part of the island, with the ultimate aim to implement the new thrust in all its branches.
The form, when put into practice, will give shop stewards and management the opportunity to handle all grievances on a step by step basis, with a time limit placed on each stage so as to have the matters settled within the shortest possible period.
This new process will enable both sides to determine the status of the grievance at each stage and provide a more effective and efficient approach at resolving many conflicts. A referral process is also included.
Currently, the NWU has over 97 branches to deal with.