SR Days Arbitration Outcome
October 17, 2017
TO: Customer Information and Transit Security, CMBC
It has been brought to our attention that some members were not receiving our bulletins on their work email address. We discussed this with the TransLink Service Desk and we were told that the Employer created a rule which was blocking our communications. The rule has been removed and we have been ensured that this sorts of incidents will not continue. Please let us know if you or anyone else is not receiving our bulletins on your work emails.
As noted in our September 27 bulletin, your union has recently been engaged in an arbitration with the employer regarding their decision to require you to sign ten of your twelve statutory holiday recovery days in five day blocks, and bank the remaining two.
Today, October 17, we received the decision of Arbitrator Mark Brown regarding this case. Unfortunately, Arbitrator Brown dismissed the union’s grievance. As a result, the employer will be able to continue their current practice of requiring the signing of SR Days in 2018.
While your union does not agree with the practice, we must accept the decision of the arbitrator. We thank you all for your support and patience as we pursued this case. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Stephen Von Sychowski, Union Representative
Alicia Gallo, Vice President Combined Units