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Union members have a wide right to review decisions, failures or refusals to act on the part of the National Union, the National Executive Board (NEB), any administrative arm of the National Union, a Local Union, or any of its units, committees, officers, Committeepersons or stewards, or any other subordinate body of the National Union.

The normal route of appeal (except where the Constitution makes specific provision otherwise) is:

First: to the membership or delegate body immediately responsible

Second: to the Office of the National President or the National Executive Board, unless the appeal
begins there

Third: to the Public Review Board.

The Public Review Board consists of nationally recognised citizens outside the labour movement, whose decisions are final and binding. It should be noted that with regards to appeals concerning the collective bargaining strategy or policy of the Union or any matters related to the application or administration of a collective agreement, the Public Review Board has no jurisdiction unless the appellant has alleged before the National Executive Board that the matter was improperly handled because of fraud, discrimination, or collusion with management, or that the Union’s decision was unreasonable or had no rational basis (see www.unifor.org for a copy of the Constitution, Article 18).

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