N00-06-R0007 - Article 3 - Employee Referal Program

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Grievance File Number: 
N00-06-R0007
Collective Agreement: 
Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (2006)
Relevant Articles: 
03
Date referred: 
Monday August 11 2008
Status: 
Decision
Arbitrator: 
J-G Ménard

Statement

On June 3, 2008, the Union received a letter dated May 30, 2008 in which the employer informed the Union of its intent to introduce unilaterally an “Employee Referral Program.” This program consists in paying $500.00 to any employee who refers someone for a position in the RSMC bargaining unit. The employer is violating the provisions of the collective agreement.

Corrective Steps Requested

The Union requests a statement to the effect that the Employee Referral Program constitutes a violation of the collective agreement. The Union also requests that the employer be ordered to put an end to this program immediately and permanently. It also asks that the employer be ordered to pay damages for any prejudice caused to the Union and/or its members as a result of this serious violation of the collective agreement. The Union reserves the right to request any additional corrective action it deems appropriate.