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Modified : 19:54:45, 10-01-2017
Publication Date : 14:54:45, 10-01-2017

Attendance Policy


Hello everyone, Here is a short summary of the situation regarding the attendance policy:

 The company has made adjustments to its policy as of January 1, 2017. These adjustments are in fact slightly less severe when compared to the policy of September 2014.

The company is entitled to introduce or modify its policies (managerial right). The union preserves its right of contestation as usual. The document you are asked to sign only states that you are aware of the changes and not that you consent (same for a shift briefing or a disciplinary notice).

There is not many clauses on dealing with attendance in the collective agreement, because it has never been a problem in the past. Having taken excessive proportions in the last year, assiduity is likely to be a hot topic in the next negotiation of our collective agreement (April 2018).

This time the company decided to make these changes on January 1st, unlike the last time in which the changes were applied in September. This is much more sensible then in the past since all agents have access to the entirety of their sick days and family day that in their banks.

 No one will be asked to justify their absences when they are inside your banks, unless the company claims to have a reasonable doubt on the legitimacy of you’re absence.

Regarding agents attendance records, the first of a series of meetings with the company will take place on January 27, 2017. This situation encompasses more than 300 individual grievances and affects around 150 agents, we hope to have positive news for all members in the next few months!! If you need clarification about the policy or your attendance record, you can always contact me via Facebook, jf.coupal@ac-so.org or 514-898-0932

Thank you


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Modified : 18:46:10, 04-01-2017
Publication Date : 13:46:10, 04-01-2017

Family day interpretation of the law

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Interpretation of the law for a family day

The obligations referred to in that provision relate to the custody, health or education of his/her child or the child of his/her spouse. Contrary to what prevailed before May 1, 2003, the child is no longer required to be a minor and the child of the employee's spouse is now included. The employee may also be absent due to the health of other members of the family, such as his or her spouse, father, mother, brother, sister or grandparent.

It should be noted that the absence permitted for a reason related to the state of health of the persons mentioned in this provision must be directly related to their state of health. For example, the father of an employee leaves on a trip and his state of health requires that a person accompany him. The employee could not justify an absence to accompany his father under section 79.7 ALS because, under these circumstances, the reason for the absence is a "displacement" and not an absence "because of the condition health ". On the other hand, it is clear that this provision would include an absence to accompany a close relative who has to travel to receive care and needs assistance.

 

This comes with 4 summaries of decisions:

 

Plourde c. Placement Monfer Inc., [1993] C.T. 32

The plaintive is without a spouse, and her daughter, suffering from a disease, must be hospitalized in another city. The lady does not have the choice of the dates of hospitalization, the medical transfer and the transport costs being covered by the CLSC.

 

In these circumstances, by informing her employer of her absence as soon as possible and by limiting the length of her leave to the days she is to go to the hospital, the plaintive has taken reasonable steps at her disposal to fulfill her obligations and To limit the duration of the leave.

Fortin v. Professional Duct Cleaners, D.T.E. 92T-1291 (C.T.)

The plaintive must demonstrate in the application of section 81.2 ALS that it has taken reasonable steps at its disposal to fulfill its obligations. In this case, the complainant's spouse was present at the home, and it was not shown that she was unable to care for the child. In addition, the complainant only attempted to notify his supervisor once and did not notify the client. The complainant did not therefore relieve himself of his obligation to notify the employer.

Fountain c. Food Services Laniel inc., D.T.E. 95T-593 (C.T.)

The plaintive is single parent, and it cannot reasonably be expected that the aunt of the child will be able to fulfill parental obligations. In addition, the complainant did everything to limit the length of the leave and correctly advised the employer of her absence. It therefore complies with the obligations imposed by Article 81.2 ALS.

Tardif v. 27359975 Quebec inc., D.T.E. 96T-419 (C.T.)

The plaintive, on learning that his/her daycare would be closed at Dollard's Day, communicated unsuccessfully with two of her friends to ask them to keep her children, her husband being unable to do so. She subsequently refused the services of a colleague as a guardian, for she had not known for a long time. It must therefore be concluded that the complainant has taken reasonable steps to have her children cared for by someone else.

As you can read, there are obligations for the employee. These leaves are not days of floating holidays.

 

Hopefully this will help members of Local 9554


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Modified : 18:39:27, 29-12-2016
Publication Date : 13:36:40, 29-12-2016

Rebid schedules NPS V

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Posting – NPS-V Schedule

Hi everyone, Following the opening of the NPS-V station Foxtrot from January 10th 2017, we have to proceed with a new posting for the schedules, which means we have to do another BID. Indeed, the opening of this new station Foxtrot caused the creation of new lines, which also gave us the opportunity to upgrade the whole NPS-V schedules.

The new BID will take place on January 5th and 6th 2017, for an official go live on January 13th 2017. This BID only concerns NPS-V. * All the agents holding an NPS-V certification and who are not affected to a CTX schedule (9000, 5800, 9800 and EDX), will be contacted for this new BID. * Please note we have created mixed lines for the new NPS-V schedules. When the number of lines for a given gender (man or woman) will be equal to the number of agents remaining to choose their schedule for the same gender (man or woman), these agents won’t be able to select a mixed line.

Procedure :

The BID will take place in the conference room at the booking department (local T.3.955) on the second floor (telephone: 514.636.9517). Each agent will have on his turn, four (4) minutes to pick a schedule. Beyond this delay, we will go on to the next agent in the seniority list. In order to take note of your turn to pick a schedule, please refer to the available document for that purpose.

This schedule will be effective until the next BID in spring 2017, unless stated otherwise.

 

Message from Management STAS


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Modified : 03:37:11, 28-12-2016
Publication Date : 22:23:24, 27-12-2016

Rebid for NPSV

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Hello everyone,

 

I hate to write this kind of post but unfortunately, I do not have any choice under the present circumstances. CATSA has decided to open a 4th station at the NPS-V on January 13, 2016. So there will be 4 stations+ NPSV mobile at all times. This opening means that the company must create 14 new NPS-V schedules.

 

 These schedules must be offered to everyone, therefore the result of this a re-bid for agents currently holding an NPS-V schedule. Once the re-bid is completed, vacant schedules will be offered by seniority to other NPS-V certified agents (except those currently holding an HBS schedule). If the number of voluntary agents to take these vacant schedules is not sufficient, the company risks once again, to force by inverted seniority.

 

 The company sent us a first version yesterday and a second version today. We will present both versions and see which is the most popular. I already know very well that the situation will not do the job of the majority of you and know that the union is far from being in agreement with the turn of the events!! So I would like the focus to be placed on the 2 suggested schedules.

 

You can of course send your opinions and suggestions but know that the company plans to post the new schedules tomorrow 28 December 2016 so the time is playing against us.
 Yes, once again CATSA places everybody in a delicate situation, given the unreasonable delays in notifying STAS of these major changes, which in turn has to do everything in a hurry to ensure that the deadlines are met and respect the delays proscribed for in collective agreement.
 Several questions have been asked to the company and still remain unanswered!!!
 
-We asked the company how it planned to do the round trip in 30 minutes. We already know that it is very tight with 3 stations, now with 4 it could become very problematic.
 
-We also asked the company if it would honor the shift give aways / shifts-trades already deposited since some of you are planning things in the coming weeks / months.
 
-We finally asked the company what it was planning to do with agents outside the country present (vacancy) to ensure that they are not penalized by this re-bid.
 
The union also believes that new schedules should be available to all NPS-V certified agents and not only to officers currently having an NPS-V schedule. We are still waiting for the company's response on this and a grievance will be filed if the company does not offered it to all members certified.
 The company plans to post the schedules on 28 December, proceed to the Bid on 5 and 6 January 2016 and start the new schedule on 13 January 2016.

***please clicon the link on the top of page to see schedules option 1 and 2****

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Modified : 18:35:33, 14-12-2016
Publication Date : 13:35:33, 14-12-2016



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