1) Attendance Management Program: The current attendance management policy (which is being revised) is available on the Intranet under “Documents.” This document is currently being revised and will be reissued, probably around September of this year. This document from 1997 was approved by the Union at that point and has been in effect ever since. Many of us hired after 1997 have possibly never seen it before.
2) Hours on Desk: Just as a reminder, there is no stipulation in the contract that states how many hours on desk someone can work. There is no specific amount listed anywhere. The contract does not state anything about the amount of night shifts versus days someone can work. Also, there is nothing in the contract about the employer changing a shift and giving a certain amount of notice. We are working with management on scheduling issues and appreciate everyone helping out working more desk hours, etc. There are stipulations of course on weekends and split shifts in the contract.
3) Travel: If staff are sent to another branch during a shift, they should be putting in for travel expenses (i.e., if they start at one branch and are required to move to another during the same shift. This would not apply if they are directed to report to a branch other than their regular location for an entire shift). Staff should also not be expected to change locations on their own time (i.e., lunch or dinner break) – that should be done on work time.
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