Grievance–Denial of Hours of work change- Okanagan
We claim the Employer has violated the Collective Agreement by denying the grievor’s request for a change in working hours.
We request the Employer allow the grievor’s request for a change in working hours.
Status: At the end of June/ early July the member received the hours they had requested. We consider this grievance closed.
Policy Grievance-Expense Claim Rounding
The Union filed a grievance with the intention of resolving a “rounding” issue with expense claims. A claim for 30 km at $.50 per km would come back at $14.99.
Status: Resolved as the employer will do an adjustment annually to correct accumulated shortages and remains committed to seeking a software correction from the vendor
Grievance-Removal of TMA
We claim the Employer has violated the Collective Agreement by removing the TMA from accrued vacation and retirement allowance. Once a member retires their TMA is taken away from accrued vacation and from their retirement allowance.
The employer claims that add-to-pays are always removed from retirement allowances when an employee retires and they are keeping consistent with past practice.
Therefore, we request the Employer change this practice and reinstate the TMA to accrued vacation as well as retirement allowance.
Status: The employer agreed to pay 50% of the TMA as ongoing payments when an employee proceeds on "Paid Absence Prior to Retirement" or has any retirement allowances or leaves paid out. This agreement will apply up to and including December 31, 2013. The union has withdrawn its grievance.
Maxine requested that the grievance report be sent to her after any updated to the report. She also suggested that it is better to have things completed earlier on in the grievance process then later including detailed notes even at step 1 regardless if it seems unimportant at the time or not.