N00-08-R0003 - Vacant routes

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Grievance File Number: 
N00-08-R0003
Collective Agreement: 
Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (2008)
Relevant Articles: 
12
Date referred: 
Thursday March 26 2009
Status: 
Decision
Arbitrator: 
J-G Ménard

Statement

The employer has failed to abide by the collective agreement by obstructing the right of its employees to apply on an informed basis for vacant positions in a postal installation within a 50-kilometre radius of their current postal installation. The information indicated on the posting of vacant routes is incomplete and does not enable employees to make an informed decision, and they may suffer adverse effects as a result. Furthermore, the employer is not posting vacant routes in all of its postal installations and is only posting these on the internet or Intr@post. The employer is therefore failing in its contractual obligations.

Corrective Steps Requested

The union requests a statement to the effect that the employer is failing to act in such as manner as to abide by the collective agreement. The union also requests that Canada Post be ordered to post vacant routes in all of its postal installations, including all necessary and useful information that will allow its employees to exercise their rights fully and on an informed basis. The union further requests that Canada Post be ordered to compensate, with interest, those employees who have been adversely affected by its decision to limit the postings and restrict the useful and necessary information they can contain, thus preventing these employees from making an informed decision on whether to apply for such positions. The union reserves the right to amend this grievance and to request any other appropriate corrective action.