N00-07-00037 - Article 43.02 - Working Conditions - Strike

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Grievance File Number: 
N00-07-00037
Collective Agreement: 
Urban Postal Operations (2007)
Relevant Articles: 
43
Date referred: 
Thursday July 7 2011
Status: 
Scheduled
Arbitrator: 
G. Dulude

Statement

As of May 30, 2011, the Corporation has stopped applying the collective agreement, has denied employees in the bargaining unit rights they are entitled to, has denied the right to union representation and the right to present a grievance, and has unilaterally imposed several less favourable working conditions than those outlined in the collective agreement. These actions by the Corporation violate clause 43.02 and most other articles, clauses and appendix of the collective agreement.

Corrective Steps Requested

The Union requests that the Corporation fully compensate all employees who have experienced financial losses of any kind. The Union also requests that the Corporation pay damages to all employees who have suffered non-financial harm, including “moral” damages. The Union further requests that the Corporation pay an amount equal to the union dues that were not collected as of May 30, 2011 and that this amount not be deducted or recovered from employees. The Union finally requests that the Corporation pay damages to the Union of $300,000.00 for breach of its rights under the collective agreement. All with interest. The Union reserves the right to amend the corrective actions requested.