Grievance Update- September 2019
19499 All Tours; issue centered at the Flat Sorter Machine-AFSM where a mail handler wanted job preference over a non-bid employee working the prep station; Union argued that the denial of job preference violates the LMOU whereas; Full-time mail handlers shall have preference before casuals, MHA’s, and employees without a bid assignment for duties within a section. Issue resolved; in accordance with the LMOU number seven; employees in that section shall have the right for job preference before casuals, MHA’s, and employees without a bid assignment within the operation.
19432, 19550, 19548 All Tours; the issue centered around line management not complying with the proper procedure when assigning employees to a higher level assignment-level 5; issue resolved where management will follow the higher level procedures as outlined by arbitrators Chin and Simmelkjaer where; for higher level details encompassing 30 minutes or more the line management will canvass the immediate work area [not including casuals or MHA’s] in order to obtain higher level details, if there are no takers or a need for additional personal the Service will resort to the tour seniority list in order to obtain such detail.
19542 & 19519 All Tours; issue argues that the shop steward and an employee was not provided Union time in accordance with our contract; issue resolved where; management will adhere to Article 17 of the National Agreement; Union time shall be granted at the time of the request unless the release places undue hardship on the Service; if the Service cannot release the shop steward or an employee at the time of the request or the time is delayed or curtailed, management will inform the steward and/or employee of such reasons and the next available time to be released. If a delay is necessary, 95% of those instances will result in no more than a 2-hour delay.
19518 & 19576 Tour one; Grievant received a letter of warning and a 7 day suspension for failure to be regular in attendance; issue resolved, the letter of warning shall expire within 10 months; the 7 day suspension shall be modified to a 5 day suspension and to expire within 9 months.
19500 Tour one; Grievant received a letter of warning for failure to be regular in attendance; issue resolved, the letter of warning shall expire within 9 months;
19497 Tour one; Grievant received a letter of warning for failure to be regular in attendance; issue resolved, the letter of warning shall be rescinded.
MHU Local 300
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