May 21, 2016

CPC’S DEMANDS!!!

GRIEVANCES

Canada Posts wants to put in changes to the overall Grievance and Arbitration process that would impact the employees filling grievances. The employer wants to put an end to “paid union leave” to conduct an investigation and meet with an employee on behalf of whom a grievance could be submitted. The employer wants to intimidate members, using threats such as refusing to pay members when they meet with their steward.

The employer wants to amend Clause 9.14 - Description of the grievance, it should be more complete and detailed, and issues not mentioned are not to be included in the grievance hearing or arbitration.

Currently under Clause 9.22 Grievance meetings under the collective agreement are paid by the employer. The employer will no longer pay employees or their representatives to attend hearings.

Under Clause 9.52 Transmission of the list of grievances to be heard 90 working days in advance instead of 30 working days for the regular arbitration procedure. Under Clause 9.73 Transmission of the list of grievances to be heard 90 working days in advance instead of 30 working days for the formal arbitration procedure. This will slow down the process resulting in even longer waits to resolve grievances at Arbitration.

Grievances and all documents exchanged between the parties to be provided electronically, and eliminate paper copies and communications by fax.

In Solidarity

Mike Duquette
President
Scarborough Local