N00-10-00002 - Article 29 - Vancouver

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Urban Postal Operations
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The Canada Post Corporation informed the Union that it intends to provide/create a DRS-RTS centralization located in the Vancouver Mail Processing Plant (VMPP) and reserves the right to exercise its option of expanding to centralize DRS-RTS work in other areas of BC operations. The DRS-RTS Centralization Project 2011 is a technological change within the meaning of Article 29 of the collective agreement. The employer refuses to abide by the provisions of Article 29 and, more specifically, to provide the information that the Union is entitled to receive under clauses 29.03 and 29.04, which triggers the process specified at Article 29, and to recognize the protection under this Article. The employer is violating the provisions of the collective agreement.

Corrective Steps Requested

The Union requests a statement to the effect that the employer’s project as described above is a technological change. The Union also requests that the employer be ordered to suspend implementation of this project and submit the notices specified at Article 29 of the collective agreement to allow the parties to implement the provisions of Article 29 and others of the collective agreement. The Union further requests that CPC be ordered to eliminate all injustices and/or adverse effects on employees, and rectify any denial of their contractual or legal rights, resulting from such change. In addition, the Union requests that the employer be ordered to pay damages, with interest, to the affected employees and the Union. Finally, the Union reserves the right to request any additional corrective action it may deem appropriate.