Canadian Northern Shield – Employer Intends to Change Pay Schedule
July 6, 2018
To: All MoveUP Members at Canadian Northern Shield
The employer representatives at CNS reached out to us June 7th to advise us of their intention to unilaterally change their payroll policies from “In advance” to “In arrears”.
We advised the employer at that time that the proposed change would be in violation of several Collective Agreement articles, including Article 11. We detailed alternative solutions in our response to the employer that would not place our members in a position of financial hardship.
Although we understand the employer’s desire to re-organize their organization to run more efficiently, such changes will not be at the expense of our members or in violation of our contract.
We filed a policy grievance regarding the proposed changes on June 12th, and suspended the timelines to open a line of communication between the union and the employer to discuss alternatives that could be mutually agreeable to both parties.
Although discussions so far have not been significant due to vacation schedules, we remain hopeful the employer will carefully consider our response and discuss further before we proceed with next steps.
We will keep you posted with updates as they become available. Any concerns or questions can be directed to your job stewards, executive councilor or myself.