BCH & Powertech – Attendance Support Program
June 9, 2021
To: All MoveUP members at BCH & Powertech
As some of you may be aware, your employer began rolling out the Attendance Support Program in March 2019. The program was put in abeyance in March 2020 and resumed in November 2020.
The employer rolled out the Attendance Support Program in June 2021 in Trouble and Restoration Center.
This program is intended to address what the employer deems as “above average absenteeism over a rolling 12-month period.”
If you are being referred to this program, your manager will first invite you to attend a meeting to discuss your attendance. Although they have indicated the meeting is informal and non-disciplinary, it is within your right to have a job steward present at this meeting.
If you are not advised in advance of what type of meeting you are being asked to attend, you have the right to pause and request that a job steward attend.
We highly recommend you request to have a job steward attend this meeting with you. This will provide you with additional support during the meeting to ensure what is discussed is within the acceptable boundaries of the meeting, but also allows us to keep a record of what is discussed and provides us with important information should we need to support you in this matter in the future.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Attendance Management Program, please contact a job steward.
Tony Geluch, Union Representative
April Young, Union Representative
Mike Novak, Union Representative
Alina Teymory, Union Representative