Depot 2 Restructure Bid Problems

Depot 2 Restructure Bid

The regular city-wide monthly bids posted for February closed February 6th, and several Letter Carriers obtained assignments in Depot 2 at that time.
The asterisk on the bid sheets is a warning with respect to holding a route at the start of the Volume Count; however this does not apply in case of a reduction of assignments. In this case Article 47.19 provides for all assignments to be opened for bidding by seniority “among all the employees in this classification in the unit”.
Information posted with the monthly bid incorrectly did not mention this provision, although the provision regarding holding a route at the start of the Volume was already known not to apply since there is a reduction.
Those who obtained routes in the Depot, February 6, before the restructure bid began on February 11, are entitled to be included in the bid, and were missed, for whatever reason. As well, those in Acting Supervisor positions are NOT entitled to exercise any rights in the bid.
The Union’s position remains that employees who obtain assignments in the regular city-wide monthly bid are entitled to participate in the restructure bid, regardless of the changeover date.
It is not the fault of the Union that management Route Measurement Officers took 9-1/2 routes out of Depot 2. With the reality that the bid was done incorrectly – also not the fault of the Union – management could soften the impact by adding Relief assignments, even temporarily, to avoid displacing anyone until the temporary assignments can be reduced through attrition, as people bid out in future.
Greg McMaster February 26 2014
Route Verification Officer

Tempory/Casual Employee Information Session

ARE YOU A TEMPORARY (CASUAL) WORKER ?

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Do you have questions about things happening at work that will impact your ability to earn a living… such as work-related injuries, the recent switch to the automated staffing system for E.M.P.P. Casuals and forced unpaid overtime for Casual Letter Carriers? How about our need for pro-rated Union Dues?
Do you have questions about the Union itself, and what it can do for you?
Did you know there is a Union Committee dedicated solely to educating Casuals and protecting your rights (as a Casual) in the workplace?
Have you ever wanted to become more involved with the Union but weren’t sure how …or who to ask?
WELL …HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!

There will be a Union Sponsored Casual “Information Meet & Greet”:

Saturday February 22nd
1pm – 4pm

St. John’s Cultural Centre – North Entrance
10611 – 110 Avenue
(Two Blocks South of Kingsway Garden Mall)

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT!

LABOUR COMMUNITY ADVOCATE TRAINING PROGRAM

The Labour Movement was built on the principle of people helping people. And the Labour Community Advocate Program provides an avenue for union members to help their brothers and sisters who have job related or personal problems. Initiated by the Canadian Labour Congress, the program has been offered by United Way in major Canadian cities since 1978.

Graduates of the program offer guidance, referrals and information to co-workers about problems related to drug or alcohol abuse, gambling, housing, personal finance, and domestic violence.
Through the two-part training course, Labour Community Advocates learn about services and programs available in the Capital Region. They develop communication and interviewing skills. Then, if requested, they can refer co-workers to a community agency with professionals on staff who are trained to offer counselling or other assistance.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

APRIL 2ND till MAY 28TH, 2014

LOCATION: UNITED WAY 15132 Stony Plain Road PH. 780-443-8330

LEVEL 2
UNION COUNSELLING TRAINING PROGRAM

1.) Mental Health April 2

2.) Harassment & Bullying April 9

3.) Loss & Grief April 16

4.) Family Tensions/Worklife Balance April 23

5.) Suicide (The Support Network) April 30

NO CLASS THE WEEK OF MAY 5TH TO 15TH CLC CONVENTION

6.) Sexual Issues May 14

7.) Conflict Resolution May 21

8.) Expanding the program/ meeting members needs May 28

http://myunitedway.ca/labour/

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

CUPW EDMONTON LOCAL
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Sunday March 2, 2014
12pm – 2pm
Green and Gold Room Commonwealth Stadium (use team store entrance, parking at the LRT lot across the street)

Notices of Motion:
To Research and develop a rate of pay for our full time officers that more accurately reflects the amount of work and hours our full time officers put in.

Executive Elections:
Chief Shop Steward Wickets & Affiliates (One year term)
Recording Secretary (One year term)

Elections
Education Committee 2 Members (to November 2014)
Environment Committee 1 Member (to May 2015)
Women’s Committee 3 Members (to September 2015)
Trustees Committee 1 Member 1 Alternate (to September 2015)
Route Measurement Committee 1 Member (to October 2015)
Election Committee 2 Alternates (to December 2014)
Organizing Committee 2 Member (to September 2014)
Bylaws Committee 4 Members 2 Alternates (to February 2016)
Social Committee 1 Member (to November 2014)
Human Rights 1 Member (to May 2015)
Inside Out Committee 1 Member (November 2014)
EDLC Delegates 8 Members (To February 2015)
Union Counseling Level 2 3 Members (April 2 – May 28, 2014)
AFL Standing Committees
Education and Training 1 Member & 1 Alternate
Communications 1 Member & 1 Alternate
Political Action 1 Member & 1 Alternate
Outreach 1 Member & 1 Alternate