MINUTES OF MONTHLY CONSULTATION
BETWEEN
GTA-DELIVERY-TORONTO EAST
AND
CUPW-SCARBOROUGH LOCAL
JANUARY 10, 2006

CPC CUPW
J. Hill M. Duquette
A. Yam L. Charles
R. Carroll D. Roosevelt
K. Burtt K. Davidson
P. Wright G. Pratt
C. Samonte G. Tomaszewski
C. Hasenclever G. Miller
M. O’Neill
L. Waine


Due to other commitments the agenda was adjusted to accommodate attendee’s schedules.

WEST BEAVER CREEK-LCA

Management stated that a new LCA assignment would be created as of January 7, 2007, start time of 0600 hours.

WEST BEAVER CREEK-WORK PERFORMANCE

The superintendent has removed any first interviews conducted for work performance where an informal was not conducted. There may be instances where discipline has been applied and adjustment will be required. R. Saunders to review upon his return from vacation.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

LAYOFF

Resolved

L. LUCAS RTE

Resolved, paid on pay period 2.

AIR TESTING DON MILLS, AJAX & 280 PROGRESS

Remains targeted for February 2007. The union will be advised when confirmation obtained. B. St. Germaine will be requested to respond with respect to asbestos concerns raised by the union. Management will provide any information within their possession to the union through the LJOSH. The question remains as to what specific air testing issues are required or requested when testing conducted.

LJOSH

The issue of an escalation process was discussed and questioned. There is no regional LJOSH at this time. The Director will be the escalation point; from there if necessary it will be escalated to the national JOSH committee. This issue is to be tabled nationally in February 2007. There was one meeting with the Manager of OHS&E however, it was not considered as a regional meting. The union stated that any issue unresolved would be escalated to their national level until a regional forum is in place.

GLASS CASES-280 PROGRESS AVE./MINUTES OF CONSULTATION

Additional glass cases have been requested for 280 Progress Ave. Minutes have been posted, however, are removed at times by unknown persons. Monitoring will continue.

PICKERING-POSTING VACATION RESULTS

The union raised the issue of a supervisor’s comment of being too busy to post the vacation consultation minutes when requested. Management stated that this would be responded via these minutes that all consultation minutes are to be posted. C. Samonte raised the issue/concern that not all minutes or postings occur; there are instances where not all employees are aware of various postings.

FIRST AIDERS

The union was provided an updated list of trained first Aiders, WBC to be forwarded.

TRAIN THE TRAINERS

In response to the union’s question of canvassing additional Trainers, management stated that it review and advise. R. Carroll to verify.

CHANGES TO RC ATTRIBUTES

The union stated that concerns remain, one example, an employee commencing maternity leave December 1, 2006 is recorded as transferring to Toronto. In another example 30 MSC are reflected as transferred to postal unit G from the YDC as of October 29, 2006.

Examples of these types will be escalated to the national level.

RLC WORKING IN VARIOUS FACILITIES

The union raised the issue of inconsistency with regards to expectations of RLC when delivering HH, at postal unit F and Will 2 one third is required to be delivered daily. R. Carroll to prepare information notice of expectations. In postal unit F where changes and delivery requirements addressed there have been significant gains in delivery results.

MALVERN

The 2007 restructure schedule has been sent; Malvern is scheduled in the near future.

CAMERAS IN STATIONS FOR WSIB INVESTIGATIONS

Download issues have been resolved, however, Zone 5 still are awaiting cameras. computers.

JOINT WSIB TRAINING

R. Carroll to follow up with Allan Ackerman regarding contact to confirm whether this will occur.

54:01 (e)

Hard copy and electronic copy sent to M. Duquette by L. Waine. The union will review and respond if any concerns.

PICKERING, SECURITY

Update to be provided by D. Beardmore’s area

ROTATION OF DUTIES, AJAX, MARKHAM AND UNIONVILLE

Issues are to be addressed at the LJOSH committee.

LOCKING UP OF EQUIPMENT

The union raised the issue that someone is locking the NW dock door due to cold air. Management stated that an air curtain is being considered, the locking of the door will lead to issues. Door cannot be locked as it poses a health and safety concern. The union stated that the ramp was never contemplated in the original plans. Management stated that signage has been posted; employees are being addressed where identified. Consideration of moving the HH area will be reviewed to determine if this will assist with the cold air issues.

NR SCHEDULES

Zone 7 operates differently than zones 5 and 6. Zone 7 only zone blocking out December. The managers will review and respond. The union stated that S. Hardy has consultation minutes from 2000/01 reflecting no blocking out in December.

NEW BUSINESS

SAIR-LACK OF INVESTIGATIONS

The union stated that their review identifies that in 50 % of cases the shop steward has not signed or been involved in an accident investigation. The union stated that if there is no shop steward available then the local office should be contacted. If an investigation has not occurred then the shop steward will reflect declining to sign, however, the reasons for not signing should be reflected. Management to review with supervisors.

In a recent instance the union stated that the comments of K. Davidson were erased after being reflected, this should not occur. Management to review.

UNION OBSERVERS

Management raised the issue and concern with instances where union observers have been unavailable for a variety of reasons and the impact on RMO having to review work completed during their absence. Discussion occurred with respect to a sign in sheet, however the union had concerns. It was agreed that this issue would be monitored and raised directly with M. Duquette if issues remain.

VACANT LCA ASSIGNMENTS

It was agreed that any vacant LCA or DRS assignments will be withheld from the monthly posting for one month to allow the parties to determine if the assignment can be utilized for an accommodation opportunity.

GROUP 1 ANNUAL BIDDING RESULTS

C. Samonte to send revised results to K. Munday. This includes missing information with respect to part time assignments.

SUNDAY OPERATION-280 PROGRESS AVE.

The union raised the concern with how and which employees were canvassed for Sunday operations prior to Xmas. Management stated they would advise the union who was canvassed and from which list(s), the union believing lists were non-existent.

CONTRACTING IN MMHE

The union raised the issue of group 3 employees who were not performing regular duties at the YDC for repairs and staffing issues. They suggested that the Corporation consider contracting in outsourced work for MHE repairs. If this could be considered under App T budgetary benefits would be available. There are 17 locations at issue here, all within reasonable driving distances. Management stated they would review and respond.

UADS-PRODUCTION BONUS, FORM 7s

The union stated there are concerns where claims originally reflected as no lost time become a claim for lost time and UAD benefits are not being reflected as a production bonus depriving employees of this remuneration. It may be a systems problem. R. Carroll to review with OHS&E

AJAX-A62 CASES

The union raised concerns with the use of A62 cases, specifically additional floor space and the requirement to consult with H&S concerns. The union believes that O/S mails will fall from the slots, consideration with high POC for CMBs an issue. Management stated that consideration for a RMO and J. LeBlanc to review with Brampton may be beneficial. Engineers will review floor plans.

DON MILLS BUILDING LIGHTING

The union stated that an issue remains at 701 Don Mills Rd. with respect to proper lighting. This was reviewed during the meeting and found to have been verified as resolved.

GROUP 1 VACATION, ADDITIONAL WEEKS, CONTIGUOUS

Management confirmed that the additional 4, 5, 6 and 7th week are allowed to be bid upon as contiguous.

SCAR D 11, OVERTIME SHEETS

The union stated that these sheets are kept locked in a drawer by supervisors. Employees are requesting and being denied a printout of hours worked of overtime. Management to review.

The union raised the issue where the LCA is absent and group 1 employees are performing the required duties. Management stated they would review; a consideration is to canvass RLC that may be interested in being contacted on the # 1 shift to cover this absence.

Next meeting February 14, 2007