N00-07-00034 - Web-based security cameras

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Grievance File Number: 
N00-07-00034
Collective Agreement: 
Urban Postal Operations (2007)
Date referred: 
Wednesday January 19 2011
Status: 
Referred
Arbitrator: 
T.A.B. Jolliffe

Statement

Further to a notice given on October 15, 2010, and despite a union-management meeting held in Ottawa on October 27, 2010, the employer decided to install, as part of Phase II, Web-based security cameras in mail processing facilities, in violation on the collective agreement and applicable legislation. The Union has learned that the employer will begin Phase II on November 15, 2010 in seventeen (17) facilities, including mechanized and non mechanized faculties, as well as in letter carrier depots. The Canada Post Corporation is thus violating the provisions of the collective agreement and applicable legislation.

Corrective Steps Requested

The Union requests a statement to the effect that the employer’s decision to install Web security cameras contravenes the provisions of the collective agreement and applicable legislation and is prejudicial to employees. Further, the Union requests that the Corporation be ordered to dismantle, in all its facilities, any Web security cameras that are not consistent with the provisions of the collective agreement, legislation or other. Finally, the Union requests that the Corporation be ordered to compensate, with interest, members who have been aggrieved by the employer’s decision to install Web security cameras. The Union reserves the right to amend this grievance and to request additional corrective action.