The Grievance

The Grievance

| 29 min
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This short documentary is an introductory portrait of labour relations in mid-20th century Canada. Produced in cooperation with the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada, the film traces the process of filing a worker’s grievance in the mechanical and industrial fields. In one instance, an auto-worker files a grievance for being demoted after refusing to work inside a truck cab that he considered too hot. Through several stages of negotiation between union and management, the rights of a worker with a genuine grievance are shown to be protected under the union.

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Credits
  • director
    Morten Parker
  • script
    Morten Parker
  • producer
    Guy Glover
  • photography
    Hector Lemieux
  • sound
    Clifford Griffin
  • editing
    Douglas Robertson
  • sound editing
    Don Wellington
  • narrator
    John Drainie
  • music
    Robert Fleming

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