July 3, 2010


National Consultations took place on June 21, 2010 at Gateway on Modern Post/Postal Transformation, concerning technological changes coming to the Toronto and Scarborough Locals. As usual, things have changed, little or no information was provided, and CPC would have to get back to us on most of our concerns.

A new 29.03(b) notice was provided for a new container handling system for the new Letter Flat Tray (LFT) being introduced. The first group of MLOCR’s[1]  will go live on July 26 and Adelaide will get it’s mail sequenced to their current walks on August 9, 2010 if all goes well. Adelaide is still scheduled to have their restructure with the routes sequenced in October 2010. Adelaide will be the first site in the country to have two waves of carriers sharing an A62 case. The new C48 carts and Depot Carts will be introduced.

The employer still was unable to provide information on the impact to Group 1, in fact the Local employer tried to consult with the Toronto Local about changes to the Scarborough Local, and was reminded, it was National consultations. Consultations on Don Mills, Toronto ‘O’, Toronto ‘R’ move, have been scheduled for July 9, 2010.

The current (sic) plan for Don Mills, Toronto ‘O’, Toronto ‘R’ Group 2 is as follows. The Volume count in June is off, as the station is not ready and is in bad shape from a structuring point of view. A volume count has been scheduled for September 2010. The stations will still move in October 2010 if the new facility is ready, and carriers will get an adjustment to their transportation times only. Copies of the new floor plan and site plan are posted on our website at the following link: http://scarboroughcupw.org/Don_Mills_files/70_wynford_drive.htm. The restructure will be implemented in February 2011, if all goes well.

The National employer indicated there would be a simultaneous FULL restructure of the YDC, while the Local YDC manager indicates it will be a limited restructure, either way it will trigger a full bid at the YDC for MSCs due to the reduction of assignments. The employer has not indicated what will happen to the MSC‘s without tours in 2011, as they do not go with the work to Don Mills as Letter Carriers. The restructures of Willowdale Depot 2 and Willowdale Depot 3 have been put off indefinitely.

The Local also raised concerns that the Edit Book was not being done properly in Unionville, Don Mills, 280 Progress and Scarborough Depot 11.

The new Winnipeg plant is not fully functional and work is still being performed at the old location, and there are concerns over the Docks, Packet Sorter, Shipping Systems, Job Rotation and Health & Safety.

Further consultations have been scheduled for July 26 & 27, 2010. As new information becomes available, it will be provided to you as soon as possible. You can expect regular updates after major consultations.


In Solidarity

Mike Duquette
Scarborough Local

[1] MLOCR = Multi Line Optical Character Reader