MINUTES OF MONTHLY CONSULTATION
BETWEEN
GTA-DELIVERY-TORONTO EAST
AND
CUPW-SCARBOROUGH LOCAL
APRIL 12, 2006

CPC CUPW
J. Hill M. Duquette
D. Beardmore D. Roosevelt
J. Coe K. Davidson
S. Simpson G. Tomaszewski
K. Samonte G. Miller
K. Burtt G. Pratt
L. Waine L. Charles


C & D Unfinished Business

TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES CROSSING POST OFFICES

A voice mail had been left for M. Duquette, Status Change Forms only issued from national level, these are sent electronically. Union advises that they are receiving from their national office. J. Best is researching and will advise.

NATIONAL GRIEVANCE N 03 0012

Two grievances remain outstanding to address, 602 03 134 and 371. These are to be discussed and resolved by L. Waine and M. Duquette. The union believes that the one grievance should be paid for the period despite only certain days being reflected. Management stated that a response would be reviewed, however, should not be the subject of an extended period.

EMPLOYEES TO BE SENT HOME

Received reply from employer, if changes consultation to take place. Closed.

PICKERING INTERNAL BID

Completed, C. Samonte to send position control to union.

AGINCOURT EXTRA RELAY BOX

One box has been placed, the second on request. Management to ascertain when will be delivered. The union indicated that D. Wells has stated that if a medical condition exists they can be expedited.

VACATION LEAVE RESULTS

The union indicated that they have not received any from Retail. The Zone 7 lists do not comply with that agreed upon during consultation. There was concern involving R. Mui, has since moved to 280 Progress Ave, allow to select week. Management will allow, however, M. Duquette to advise L. Waine.

The union inquired about pre-retirement leave, it was determined that the blocks are the same as those for vacation.

The union indicated that there were numerous instances of issues, next year there must be checks and balances to avoid these issues, which include,

-Different stations starting the vacation year on separate weeks

-The first week being offered in some stations as last year’s entitlements, some this years entitlements

It was revealed that Willowdale depot 2 and D did canvass and offer the first week.

In Zone 6 the full and part time leaves were not reflected as consulted on originally for group 1, they were offered four, not three week blocks, Markham did not offer the first week, management to verify if offered. An issue was raised with an employee returning from extended leave and not receiving proper canvass. The vacation requested is April 16-22, May 21-27, and August 6-12, 2006. Management will review.

In Zone 7 full and part time employees were not canvassed for the first week, the union has not received the results for round two for Richmond Hill. In Ajax the first week is missing for full and part time employees. A four-week block was used for Group1. Selection of vacation was to utilize the date of December 5, 2005 as an employee’s place of work corresponding to their selection of leave. Brenda Ron’s vacation selection may be impacted, vacation to have been selected in previous Group.

In Zone 9 the first week of vacation was offered from last years vacation, not the 2006-07 leave year.

It was agreed that changes are required next year, there must be consistency, and templates are required and must be provided the union well in advance to avoid issues.

NIGHT RECOVERY LEAVE

Discussions between J. Coe and M. Duquette have occurred, J. Coe working on an action plan to address. There were issues previously identified, the period of night recovery leave earned is to be utilized the following period, in some instances the leave was actually selected during the earning period resulting in the following period where no leave was available to utilize. The parties continue to address.

SLOPE OF RAMP, SCAR F

It is the union’s position that a push/pull limit of fifty 50 pounds exists for moving wheeled equipment, employees are finding this ramp difficult and therefore are utilizing another dock impacting on other employees. A review by Engineering is required; other issues include blocked aisles, walkways and staging areas. The union seeks for a review to occur with respect to walkways and MHE lanes. It was revealed that the JOSH committee has addressed issues, walkways are to be delineated. There is a ceiling box that impacts on the walkway, adjustments are required. Review determined that the ramp met specifications, however, testing is available, and will be conducted to alleviate the union’s concerns. The union requested that the new officer Amy Salewytsch, which was agreed. M. Gilston to arrange.

ARTICLE 17:04 SIGN UP

The union raised several concerns, including,

-Some stations do not reflect a date on the posted she

-Some days no sheet is provided or used

-Different cut-off times for different stations

-West Hill does not have a cut-off time for employees to sign

-There is no determination factor for an employee to remove their name from the list once signed.

-In some stations part time employees are canvassed after closing of lists.

The union presented a national position that reflects that the union believes that the list should be signed by 7:35 A.M> each morning and initialed by a union representative. There should be both regular and emergency overtime opportunities identified on the sheet initialed by the union. MLC must sign by 9:00 A.M. and again by initialed by the union. The union stated that Unionville has not identified the date of their sheet since inception.

Management stated that this issue should have been raised much earlier. Managers will review, providing a format and protocol for discussion with the union.

Union representative D. Lafleur has sent notice to N. Johnson concerning the addition of over assessed walks being added to the 17:04 list, however to date no reply received.

The union raised the issue of relief @ Unionville who start @ 6:30 A.M. and provide relief for routes commencing @ 8:30 and are expected to complete route.

Management stated that relief are expected to complete assignments, there may be an issue where adjustment of starting times is required.

PICKERING FIRE ROUTES

The union stated that they have not received the amended notice with respect to parking in fire routes. Management stated that this would be sent to the union.

CMVI-MVI

The union stated that last month’s minutes did not adequately address article 50s, what is to be utilized, the CMVI or MVI. Management stated that the MOA would be reviewed to address inquiry.

YDC UNFINISHED BUSINESS

The union inquired as to the status of the argument involving parcels not delivered in November-December before Arbitrator Hinnegan. L. Waine to review with YDC and respond.

Vacation results to be changed and adjusted, results to be sent electronically to M. Duquette.

The parties are to meet to review and determine credit adjustments to be credited to D. Magill.

YDC NEW BUSINESS

Safety shoes are to be worn in designated areas, all employees expected to comply by April 2, 2006. Arrangements have been made for on-site availability to footwear. The union stated that all employees are to wear in designated areas, including clerks, APOC and management staff. Management stated that all employees in designated safety areas must wear protective footwear. The union stated that this includes RMO and sales representatives.

C&D NEW BUSINESS

April 25, 2006 @ 730 A.M. is identified as a consultation date with the union to address schedule changes involving group 1 staff in the zones. Discussion arose with respect to movement of employees across sections. The parties acknowledged that this is permissible; the prohibition is replacing the moved employee. As a result of this there are no changes to sections required @ 280 Progress Ave. The union started that as a preliminary matter any relief are to be utilized prior to moving an employee to another section, which is agreed where available.

Consultation involving retail are scheduled for 11:0o A.M. April 27, 2006.

The union expressed concerns with separate days of consultation; changes requiring bidding should be coordinated though. This was GRED. The union stated that C. Mackenzie has sent a letter to G. Boller advising that their position is that the changes proposed violate the collective agreement. It is management’s position that the changes proposed do not violate the collective agreement.

The union stated that the April 25, 2006 consultation may impact article 54 issues and will have to be reviewed. Rotation of duties may be impacted, request present and proposed rotation for consultation. Equal opportunity lists may also be impacted. It may be beneficial to “zero” all lists at this time.

It was agreed to hold the April posting for group 1 assignments.

ORDER BOOK NOTICES

The union stated that not all Order Books at 280 Progress are equally kept up to date or include all information. In one instance the L/C bid posting was unavailable at one unit, but posted at another. Management stated that confirmation of posting via opening of the posting buy email occurs, in some instances employees remove from books. Consideration of an enclosed board for postings will occur.

TEXT MESSAGING

National agreement has occurred, Ajax a site identified. There is one on order for Ajax.

PARKING, MALVERN

Issues arose with the landlord recently, additional spaces have been rented where presently available @ 10 Melford. This is subject to change if and when rented. Employees have been advised; if employees continue to park @ Malvern they do so at their own risk. Signage has been posted to ensure all employees are aware. The union stated that this might present WSIB issues of coverage, as the parking lot and travel way become entitlement issues. Management to review with OHS&E.

UNION BUTTONS

The union acknowledged managements response, however is not in agreement. A grievance pertaining to the policy will not be filed, however, if there are any instances highlighted, those will be the subjects of a grievance. The union accepts that buttons cannot be offensive.

AJAX WALKS

We are awaiting a restructure date involving walk 41, it many be a viable walk for article 54. Brenda Ron to be considered as having first round bidding rights for walk 40.

ADMAIL, 280 PROGRESS

Procedures to be compiled and applied for consistency @ 280 Progress.

APRIL 28, 2006 DAY OF MOURNING

The union stated that April 28, 2006 is to be considered a day of mourning, which managment stated is a national issue.

JOSH TRAINING

The union is requesting a refresher course for MHE training to be arranged by J. Mahar. Management stated that they would review and respond. After demarcation issues are finalized @ 280 a mini-meeting may be all that is required.

WILLOWDALE B, CONFLICT BETWEEN EMPLOYEES

The union stated that they have received no response from the superintendent with respect to a conflict situation between two employees and the lack of supervision. Management stated that the supervisory staff is staggered to provide supervision for an early and later shift. Adjustments to provide coverage to address this situation are not warranted. The union expressed concern of an incident where WSIB reports were necessary, management to respond.

ARTICLE 33 INVESTIGATIONS

The union stated its concerns with respect to claimed instances of stress related WSIB claims and that an investigation is required. Management stated that proper investigation has occurred, the union believes the response inadequate.

RETAIL IDB TRAINING

Training in Stouffville not arranged to date, when vacation schedule is completed can be considered.

RETAIL TEMPORAY EMPLOYEE LIST

The union stated that there are no temporary employees working at present, delete list. The employer can utilize employees on modified duties, grievance(s) will be considered resolved. The temporary employee (s) on list can be placed on other lists.

Management will review and advise.

BOX MAIL DON MILLS BYPASS

Retail neglected to offer under article 39:07 to appropriate employees utilizing a temporary employee without offering the part time employees in the installation. Damages are owed.

P. Wright to review and advise. The question of knowledge will have to be considered.

RETAIL NEW BUSINESS

Markham Industrial Place clerks are now responsible for GD mails, caller mail duties are being added at the counter, customers are lining up to purchase product and obtain mails. This will impact management’s proposal @ MIP. This will be raised at the consultation involving retail changes.

There was confusion one day on implementation, there was confusion n with respect to lines, and one clerk had been on lunch. Cases have been updated. Management will review and advise.

Next meeting will be May 10, 2006