2007-12-12 - MONTHLY UNION MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION - URBAN

MINUTES OF MONTHLY CONSULTATION
BETWEEN
GTA-DELIVERY-TORONTO EAST
AND
CUPW-SCARBOROUGH LOCAL
DECEMBER 12, 2007

CPC CUPW
J. Wineck M. Duquette
J. Coe L. Charles
S. Hardy G. Tomaszewski
C. Samonite D. Roosevelt
L. Waine

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

AIR TESTING DON MILLS, AJAX, 280 PROGRESS 7 DEPOT 11

Depot 11

The union stated that the air unit continues to require balancing.

The union stated that @ Depot 11 there appears to be mold growing in the basement. Management stated they would investigate issue.

RLC’S WORKING IN STATIONS

The union stated that postal unit F still reflects a split as sortation, Unionville splits are improper, only those with high sortation that were addressed are in agreement for a sort split.

Management stated that Unionville was updated; discussion occurred with several routes where the inside duties represent in some cases one to two portions of a split, this was discussed with K. Davidson. Sort splits were discussed with the local union representative.

The union stated that the local union representative was involved; however, this did not apply to all routes. The union’s position that sort can not be a split; every postal unit is configured this way with the exception of depot 11.

Management stated that in most situations the employees will decide amongst themselves how to split the route, which may involve one doing the sort.

The union (K. Davidson) stated that he personally would go to each station and verify their system, then advise of his results.

The union stated that in cases of priority assignments, a relief should be removed from their assignment to perform the route, their route to be covered under article 17. Management stated that this is not always possible given 04:00 hour starts.

WSIB-PRODUCTION BONUSES

Management stated that they have been advised that the WSIB utilizes the previous four week period to determine bonuses. WSIB pays 85%, with CPC paying 100%, only the difference if greater would be paid to the employee. The union raised the concerns with SAP entries, no time lost claims changing to time lost where entries not made could cause issues. The union stated that if this is the employer’s position, employees will be advised to claim directly from the WSIB. Management stated that they would request a clearer directive on this issue.

UAD SPLITS-MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES

UADs are sold as requested by the mailer. It is known that federal boundaries are reflected; however there may be an issue with provincial boundaries, there is a need to address.

MALVERN-APP AA PROJECT

Vacancies remaining in Malvern to be offered to employees in East Delivery, their resulting route to be offered within station, the temporary vacancy to be staffed under article 17:06.

ARTICLE 54:01 (e)

M. Duquette and L. Waine to address separately.

HEALTH & SAFETY, CLEATS

Management stated that a fourth pair of cleats that the union raised is not available for employees at this time. The union stated that they were concerned whether sufficient number of spare and/or replacement cleats exist, including for temporary employees. Management stated that as advised last month, sufficient number of spares exist, will investigate replacement cleats.

WSIB JOINT TRAINING

The union inquired whether there will be a joint training session involving both management and the union. J. Coe to follow up.

WILLOWDALE DEPOT 3

J. Coe addressing with M. Duquette, believe senior part time at Willowdale B would be entitled.

MANULIFE-CALL/VISITS-UNION REPRESENTATION

It is the union’s position that any discussion/contact with Manulife entitles an employee to have 24 hours notice to arrange union representation if they wish. Management to review and advise.

HRSDC-COMMITTEES

The union stated that the employer has not identified management representatives at the national level. Management stated that they would identify the names of committee members for zones 6 and 7 to the union.

ROTATION OF DUTIES-RICH HILL

It was stated that this continues to be ongoing.

APP. DD TRAINING

The union complained that Scarborough local members were receiving training by Toronto union representatives given that training sessions are conducted in Toronto due to lack of boardroom space in Scarborough. This course is over a three day period, it is difficult to obtain space for three days. Management stated they would review.

SNOW REMOVAL

It was stated that there is emphasis this year on ensuring that snow removal occurs as needed and on a timely basis from BLJC.

A62 CASES-TRAINING

Management stated that training on cases will be provided.

SCARBOROUGH F-CASE STRIPS

The union stated that problems exist, too many numbers for one slot.

REQUEST FOR ROTATION OF DUTIES SCHEDULES

J. Coe has sent to the union. Willowdale, B&D have three part time employees, there are no issues. The union will advise if any issues arise. In zone 6, the same applies for Markham and Malvern will follow up with Depot 11 and 280 Progress Ave. Zone 7 will provide, except Rich Hill, accommodation affects rotation.

NEW BUSINESS

As of January 29, 2008 the process for 29B will change. Management to provide information as to the impact and effect of these changes. L. Waine to advise M. Duquette when national consultation occurred in relation to the above.

GROUP 1-LIEU DAYS DENIED

Issue has been addressed and corrected.

CAP GROUP 2 LIEU DAYS

The union requested consultation next year to address any issues with the cap or denial of leave, management will adhere to the c/a.

RETAIL POSITION SCAR D NOT POSTED

The union stated that position # 81551515 was not posted when the incumbent transferred out. C. Samonite reviewed and advised that it was not posted as it is under review.

SENIORITY LISTS

The union raised several concerns, there are employees identified receiving greater seniority dates that should not be receiving. M. Duquette to address directly with J. Best. In some instances the seniority and continuous service dates (9 and a half months) do not match, do not understand rationale.

PAY PROBLEMS

The union raised a pay recovery issue concerning an employee whose WSIB claim has since been approved, sick credits not restored, the recovery occurring at Xmas, J. Hill and R. Carroll to address.

NOTIFICATION OF USE OF 7 OF 10 CASUAL SICK DAYS

Two employees were interviewed; their files do not reflect notification of using 7 of allotted 10 casual days. Both employees are from Depot 4.

Management will reinforce with new supervisors.

FINAL SORT CHANGES

The union received no changes for zone 7, to be forwarded. The union reflected that the relief, C. Liddiard should not be changed if fixed positions not changed. List to be forwarded.

Zone 6

Markham

Part time positions changing from 600-1000 to 400-0800, one part time position being deleted. A new position will be created at Depot 4. All part time employees will bid as to who remains, who is temporarily assigned to depot 4.

Malvern

One part time changing from 500-0900 to 400-0800. All part time employees permitted to bid on the one changed position.

Depot 11

The full time registration position is changing from 400m-1200 to 600-1400. The full time will bid on the one position.

One full time relief, 500-1300 to 600-1400, all full time can bid on the one position.

Four part time changing from 500-900 to two from 200-600 and the other two 400-0800. The six part time employees can bid on the four positions.

SCARBOROUGH DELIVERY CENTRE

Agincourt, West Hill and Depot 4

Three registration and one relief changing from 500-1300 to 600-1400. All full time in section can bid on the four positions.

All part time changing currently from 0001-0400 changing to 200-600, all part time currently from 430-830 changing to 400-800. There is no change to the 8 hour Sunday night for Monday shift. All part time employees in section can bid on these positions.

SCARBOROUGH C&D

Two full time registration from 500-1300 and two relief changing to 600-1400. All full time in section can bid on the four positions.

The part time change as reflected above. Both sections including relief from 430-830 changing to 400-800.

SCARBOROUGH F

One full time registration from 500-1300 changing to 600-1400. All full time in section can bid on position.

LCA-SDC

Currently all full time from 500-1300 changing to 400-1200, with the exception of Agincourt (will remain 500-1300). A notice change is required only.

PT-LCA

All positions 500-900 changing to 400-800, notice change only. PM dock unchanged.

Zone 6 deleting one part time LCA from Scarborough C, creating one full time 0001-0800 LCA @ SDC. There are no other part time in station C, will bid under article 13:18.

One full time employee in the post office will be promoted to full time. S. Hardy will coordinate with C. Samonite.

The union expressed concern when reviewing; there are only 5 relief for 34 employees. Management will review relief. The union stated that there are 6 sections, yet only 5 relief. Implementation is scheduled for January 7, 2008.

Next meeting January 16, 2008.