CUPW - National Grievance File - N00-03-00024

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Grievance File Number: 
N00-03-00024
Collective Agreement: 
Urban Postal Operations (2003)
Relevant Articles: 
39, Appendix P
Date referred: 
Friday July 13 2007
Status: 
Scheduled
Arbitrator: 
PICHER, M. G.

Statement

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers finds that the Corporation has failed to abide by Appendix “P” of the collective agreement by not maintaining the ratio of regular full-time employees at 78 %, in violation of paragraph 1 (b) of this Appendix, and by not creating the required number of regular full-time employees, as set out in paragraph 2 (d). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, CUPW submits more specifically that the Corporation is violating the provisions of Appendix “P” of the collective agreement by abolishing regular full-time positions during the periods covered by Appendix “P”. CUPW maintains that these are deliberate violations of the collective agreement. The Corporation’s actions also violate clauses 39.02, 39.03 and 39.06 of the collective agreement.

Corrective Steps Requested

Should the parties fail to reach an agreement, CUPW will ask the arbitrator to instruct the Corporation to meet without delay its obligation to maintain the ratio of regular full-time positions at 78 %, to stop eliminating full-time positions for as long as the ratio is not met, and to immediately create the number of regular full-time positions required to ensure that the ratio is met and maintained. CUPW will also ask the arbitrator to order that the Corporation pay compensation for the benefit of employees affected by the aforementioned violations of the collective agreement,such compensation to equate the wages and benefits that employees will have been deprived of, with interests. CUPW reserves the right to request any other corrective action that may be appropriate under the circumstances.