N00-07-00012 - Appendix-MM

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Grievance File Number: 
N00-07-00012
Collective Agreement: 
Urban Postal Operations (2007)
Relevant Articles: 
Appendix MM
Date referred: 
Monday June 16 2008
Status: 
Scheduled
Arbitrator: 
K. Burkett

Statement

In implementing Appendix “MM” and the new rules for the calculation of seniority, Canada Post assigned a random number to employees who have the same continuous service date in order to determine their ranking on the seniority list. By doing so, the Corporation is changing the ranking based on the employee with the lowest random number. The implementation of this rule or policy, unilaterally introduced by Canada Post, has, amongst other things, caused some employees who had a higher ranking on the seniority list relative to others who became regular employees at a later date, to have a lower ranking than some other employees with the same continuous service date. In addition to being inequitable and unfair, this rule or policy violates the provisions of the collective agreement, related agreements and practice between the parties and causes prejudice to employees whose ranking on the seniority list went down one or more rungs following its implementation.

Corrective Steps Requested

The Union requests a statement to the effect that the Corporation is violating the collective agreement by unilaterally implementing a rule or policy to determine the ranking on the seniority list of employees who have the same continuous service date. The Union is also requesting that the Corporation be ordered to re-establish the relative ranking, as it existed before, between employees who have the same continuous service date and, where applicable, to restore the rights of these employees, and that it also be ordered to pay compensation for all lost salaries and benefits, including interest, to the employees affected by this rule or policy. The Union reserves the right to request any other appropriate corrective action and also reserves the right to amend this grievance.