2006-11-08 - MONTHLY UNION MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION - URBAN

MINUTES OF MONTHLY CONSULTATION
BETWEEN
GTA-DELIVERY-TORONTO EAST
AND
CUPW-SCARBOROUGH LOCAL
NOVEMBER 8, 2006

CPC CUPW
J. Coe M. Duquette
D. Beardmore K. Davidson
K. Burtt D. Roosevelt
R. Carroll G. Pratt
J. Wineck
A. Ilic
B. Samonte
L. Waine

Due to scheduling issues the order of topics was adjusted to allow presentation/discussion with those involved.

RETAIL E/O LISTS MIP

Resolved

RETAIL-DON MILLS

Union claims that an employee received an hour of overtime daily to fulfill duties of a vacant assignment and that all employees eligible did not receive this opportunity.

Janet King and J.M. Troop. The Lead Hand’s hours of duty are 0800 to 1600 daily, J. King starts at 07:45.

The union requested the hours and coverage of relief employees for the months of June to August 2006. Management stated that this information would be forwarded to M. Duquette, if there was a bypass, it would be paid.

Management apprised the union of an issue that was presently being investigated involving allegations of a RPO employee assaulting a MSC located @ 3299 Bayview Avenue. The MSC is alleging that the dealer at this location pushed him.

ZONE 9

Discussion arose with respect to TN leave and periods excluded from bidding provisions. The union stated that this appears to be inconsistent across the post office; adjustment may be able to occur end of each year.

ZONE 7

Ajax postal unit appears to allow employees to select leave although not earned, if shift changes, issues may arise. Management to reissue instructions/guidelines, J. Coe to send to Union. Agreement was reached to discuss/table with vacation consultation. The union stated that they would review and advise of any outstanding grievances involved in this issue.

RICHMOND HILL-WBC-UADS

The union stated that there were issues involving UADS, which remain outstanding. K. Burtt advised that work continues involving D. Thurston to resolve. The union stated that consistency is required. The union also stated that compression of UADS occurs daily, an improved system is required. The union inquired whether the LCA complement is sufficient. Management stated hours would be supplemented until consultation occurs. We are reviewing hours and function of LCA, unassigned RLC is assisting presently. The union suggested that that process was hit and miss given relief function.

WBC-PERFORMANCE ISSUES

The union stated that WBC is not following the step of an informal interview for employee work performance issues, they are advised each will be formal.

Management stated that an informal interview for work performance is to be conducted first, prior to a formal interview, would confirm.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

JOSH

Katie Nicholson has been added to the list.

Paint, to allow painting of demarcation lines @ 280 Progress Avenue is being received today, earlier source problems.

The union requested and management agreed to forward a copy of the new CPAA c/a when available as it may impact on JOSH committees.

LAYOFF PART TIME EMPLOYEES

The union was advised that the two part time employees where the allegation of improper bumping rights application would be finalized and sent to union next week

ROUTE OF L. LUCAS

The parties will discuss under separate meeting November 9, 2006.

GROUP 1 ANNUAL BID

The union stated that several sites were missing, including Don Mills, Unionville. Unionville was to be sent day of meeting. Will D3, employee with day restrictions bid onto nights, need to adjust, if bidding conducted by ballot, adjust from ballot, if by bid, re-canvass. Management to review.

The parties agreed to an earlier implementation than set out in c/a if training issues not impacting on operation.

DON MILLS AND DEPOT 2

A separate consultation is scheduled to discuss these stations.

WEST HILL RESTRUCTURE ISSUES

The union will advise after their review. Management stated that letter mail issues resolved, majority of Pub&AD issues resolved.

AIR TESTING @ DON MILLS, AJAX & 280 PROGRESS

R. Carroll is following up with W. St Germaine.

ARBITRATION DECISION- N00 3 00015

L. Waine to follow up on definition relating to structuring of routes and the formal decision.

ORDER BOOK NOTICES

Another glass case has been ordered for 280 Progress Ave.

WILL D 3

Will be discussed at restructure meeting next week.

FIRST AID TRAINERS

Managers to send an updated list of trainers.

ARTICLE 17:04 SIGN-UP SHEET

J. Walling and K. Davidson meeting next week to discuss several issues. The union contends that part time employees @ Depot 11 are being canvassed although they have not signed the list. Management stated that if the part time employee has not commenced duty, they are not eligible.

RECOVERY OVERPAYMENTS-DISCHARGED EMPLOYEES

Management stated that if a discharged employee is reinstated and recovery of monies still exists, repayment option is available; the debt will be removed from collection agency. It is confirmed that employee's credit rating is not affected, no record exists.

UAD-ONE THIRD SPLIT

Issue of splits based on overtime @ Scar F is resolved.

TRAIN THE TRAINER

J. Coe to follow up with J. Mahar.

CHANGES IN RC ATTRIBUTES

National representatives involved as involves thousands of employees now.

RLC WORKING IN DIFFERENT INSTALLATIONS-HH

D. Beardmore to follow up and respond.

SCAR F HEADER BOARD

The union believed that the WSIB forms reflect prior address, to be confirmed. A. Ilic to address.

GROUP 2 EMPLOYEES IN GROUP 1 W/O CONSULTATION

The union stated that this issue continues, Unionville raised as location where prior notice not received. Each manager committed to reissuing instructions.

NEW BUSINESS

A bar chart consultation is to be arranged, A. Ilic to coordinate dates.

A. Ilic raised the issue of inaccurate and incomplete transfer forms; the union stated that they would reissue a bulletin previously cascaded.

MALVERN-APP AA

The guests from national who met in Malvern to discuss the upcoming project were well received, a committee will be formed and address issues on site.

The union raised an issue with green stickers on case strips, management stating that this involves best practices, indicates where COA card should be found. The DRS prints new stickers when new cards are processed.

CHANGES TO CPC REPRESENTATIVES

The Union wished to be apprised of recent changes, involving OHS&E, form 7 compliance just beginning to improve, who will be responsible. Management stated that B. StGermaine is acting manager, A. Ackerman responsible for form 7 compliance.

ANNUAL LEAVE CONSULTATION

Entitlements and dates to be determined and distributed to union by November 23, 2006, consultation on November 30, 2006. retail to be included.

LACK OF CAMERAS IN SOME STATIONS

The union stated that there were no cameras at Will D, Unionville, and Will D3. In Will D there was no accident investigation conducted by the superintendent. Management stated that cameras were on order.

INTERPERSONAL DISPUTES

The union stated that a group of employees with interpersonal skills issues were brought together in the lunchroom, arguments ensuing.

Management stated that the employees were brought together to address performance issues, team concept raised, round table discussions and opportunities allowed.

In Scar Depot 11 a meeting with K. Edmunds where opportunities to openly discuss issues was offered did not realize full potential as station management representatives present, would have been beneficial if they were not present allowing greater freedom to express any concerns. Management stated that this can be arranged.

NEW BUSINESS

MONTHLY BIDS

C.Samonte stated that she would be sending out the 2007 schedules, there is no posting in December.

Confirmation is to occur with the relief assignments in group 1 in Unionville, have they been identified.

INJURY REPORTS

The union requested a meeting to discuss inaccurate IOD form completion, increased training is required. Management stated that a planned meeting on issue was recently cancelled, will address. The union’s request to attend presented no issues for management.

The union raised several issues involving completion of reports, lack of union representatives present yet name identified, and paperwork can be completed even if on-site investigation is to occur after the fact. If a union representative refuses to sign, the reason should be reflected.

Management stated that A. Ackerman reviews forms, this does create some delay.

MEDISYS-24 HOUR NOTICES

The union was advised that notice for employees has been communicated to Medisys.

WHP-D. ROOSEVELT UNAVAILABILTY AT TIMES

K. Davidson @ Scar Depot 11 is readily available if D. Roosevelt is unavailable when WHP are conducted/discussed. It was agreed that the employee is to be provided a copy of the WHP.

CARDED ITEMS-SCAR DEPOT 11

The union was advised that Event Manager requires input of information by 11:00 for tracking purposes.

ARTICLE 54:01 (E)

Confirmation of two postal units outstanding, when received will be provided union.

DON MILLS-SEPARATION OF UNITS

J. Coe stated that units will remain amalgamated, however, discussion required concerning RLC and vacation schedules/selection. Will address in November 30, 2006 consultation.

AJAX

Parties adjusting volume weights, Tuesday volumes on Friday, reached agreement.

Next meeting December 11, 2006