On February 18, 2010, John Thomas, CPC Manager, Labour Relations, in Ottawa, informed the Union that the Corporation did not intend to return to the financial cap the amounts deducted for a hand sanitizer provided to Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers in 2009 to help prevent the H1N1 virus, as well as the seasonal flu. The employer has violated the collective agreement.
Corrective Steps Requested
The Union requests a statement to the effect that the employer has violated the collective agreement. The Union also requests an order asking the employer to return the amount deducted from the financial cap with interest. The Union further requests that the employer be ordered to pay damages to the Union and to the members of the Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers unit for unilaterally deducting from the financial cap amounts that should have been used for the current round of negotiations. The Union also reserves the right to request any additional corrective action and to amend this grievance.