Brothers and sisters,
In 2015, the Company approached the Shop Committee with the intention of transferring an employee between two departments and subsequently transferring another employee to fill the position left by the original transfer. This is called a three-way transfer, or reverse transfer. The committee rejected the Company’s proposal.
During the last negotiations in 2016, this subject was again debated, and again rejected by the Bargaining Committee. Being an extremely important issue for our members, we were unable to reach an agreement with the Employer.
In February 2017, we had a CRT meeting with the Employer to open the collective agreement currently in effect to incorporate the three-way transfer. For the third time in a row, the addition of this clause to the agreement was refused.
Last Friday, a supervisor in the component repair section, with the approval of the human resources manager, made a three-way transfer even though the Shop Committee warned them that this was against the collective agreement in effect, as well as against past practices on the shop floor. We would have liked to have concluded this subject within the Working Relations Committee (CRT) with a letter of agreement, unfortunately we could not agree with the Employer.
Please be aware that on the Union side, measures and actions at our disposal will be taken to protect the collective agreement and past practices on the shop floor. We expect the Company to adhere to past practices that have been in place for many years.
We ask for your support and ask you to inform the Shop Committee or your Shop Steward if similar infractions are known to you.
The office of the Health and Safety
Representative has moved to serve you better.
If you have questions, problems or
suggestions for the prevention at work, do not hesitate to come at my office at
the end of the Red Carpet near the cafeteria entrance.
You can reach me at extension 2519 or
on the cellular at 438-622-3894
The new team is here for you !
Members of the Comittee
- Lyne Turbide
- Luc Arseneault
- Gérard Sehounhouedo
- Danyel Démétré
Members of our local lodge political action committee met our elected officials in Québec City for a day of lobbying on behaf of the QFL
Here is a little bit of information about how our committee has gone about writing and investigating grievances. Everything is done digitally since January 1, 2018!
Lachine, February 26 2018
Brothers and sisters,
We are looking for pictures of retired members or of memories that you would like to share with them to build up a photo montage which will be presented during the evening of our recognition supper to honour our retirees. If you have any photos in your possession, please contact Pascal Ouellet, VP, local lodge 869, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much!
Prendre en main sa retraite : Youth Addition Pilot Project
I would like to take a moment to thank our facilitators Alain Campagna and Paul D’Amico as well as all of our members who participated in the Prendre en Main sa Retraite youth addition pilot project. The information received in the course will equip you with the basic financial knowledge required to aid you in planning for your future.
Often times we go through life with our daily routines stopping every now and then to think about our future projects , such as what car we should buy next, where we should we go for our next family vacation, what renovation should I do next? All big financial decisions requiring us to sit down, take a minute and set a budget to start saving.
But how often have we sat down and thought about retirement. When was the last time you sat with a financial planner to discuss retirement? Have you ever run a retirement simulation to see if you will be able to live comfortably and maintain your standard of living when you retire? Do you know how your years of service and what age you plan to retire affects your retirement plans? Do you have a will in case something happens to you or your loved one and do you understand the implications of not having a will if you are not married? These are some of the topics the course will touch in order to guide you in the right direction to seek out the different services critical to you and your loved ones in order better plan for the future you will have worked so hard for your entire life.
We received very positive feedback for this course, you can ask anyone who attended how fast the course went by as Paul and Alain had our full attention while they touched on the various topics and taught us all something we never knew.
We are currently discussing future plans as how to further expand the Prendre en main sa retraite youth addition to those who wish to participate. I invite you to stay tuned for further developments.
Vice President SL869