I’ve been denied my vacation request, what can I do?

I’ve been denied my vacation request, what can I do?

Answer

First you need to find out the reason for the denial.  If it’s during the ‘seniority selection’ time, then you should look to see if someone with less seniority in your scheduling group got the time. If that’s the case, then contact your Steward and/or the MRC as this could be a grievance situation.  If it’s denied due to the employer having overly rigid rules regarding ‘numbers allowed off at a time’ then it becomes more complex.  If the employer has put in unreasonable guidelines, we may be able to pursue this issue.  Please call the MRC should this type of situation arise.