The Union said it would not work, and yet after missing dispatches they continue to delay the mail so they do not have to admit they were wrong.
When Gateway West consulted there was a change of faces of management but these different faces were the same dictatorship attitude as the last consultation. These changes will also be a complete failure, they were put on notice from the Union.
The excuse for changing some of the times for Gateway West were that members from different sections talk to each other, remember breaks are staggered and members will continue to speak to each other! Another failure by the Corporate hacks. It is okay to give gift cards, cold pizza, a coffee and donuts or even better the warm pop in an attempt to show members how much they care. Actions prove they do not.
For 5 years management has been missing cut offs, yet they have the mail being processed during a smaller window which will cause more delay of mail, while at the same time continue the destruction of our members family lives. Management was shown better options and refused to listen, the response “We hear you, but will continue with the proposal” so after not meeting cutoffs for the highest volume mail for over 5 years it was crystal clear to the Union that they just do not care.
The POL5 proposal was the same, knowing that in a matter of months it will be changing again, CPC just wants to merge the West onto one start time for their own personal amusement or failure whichever you prefer.
CUPW gave them solutions that would have addressed their staffing concerns within the collective agreement and would have maintained two distinct knowledgeable sections, but they still refused to listen.
The latest comedy show by the employer was Manual Finals consultation, management said there was no way for a rotation of duties and were fine having members sort 7 hours every day, it took only minutes for the Union to come up with a workable solution. This has enhanced to more include more workers and to ensure workers will get some variety and rotation to protect against injuries. Our proposal is to ensure that there a proper rotation of duties to prevent injuries, Management’s proposal is a total disregard for our member’s health and safety. Also the manager and Superintendent said THEY would select who would get the case based on knowledge of the sort or material handling, not by seniority. We adamantly disagreed.
We stand on our right to pick our work based on our seniority, a right that is clearly defined in article 11.10 in our collective agreement. We will not stand for individual work performance that will decide who will get the work. Article 41.01 is a protection we fought for in Group 1 and won’t sit idly by as management picks and chooses which articles they want to allow to have as your rights.
Now more than ever we need to take back the work floor from these tyrants!
File grievances for every infraction, the more grievances filed the less bonus these management hacks get, it shows against them in their performance. They even tried to talk us into giving and taking by offering better conditions if we withdrew all the Gateway East grievances. Just shameful.
We deserve respect. We deserve to use our collective rights. We deserve better!
CUPW Toronto Local
January 22, 2024