Tape Release 9/30/12 -
Membership Announcement – This Thursday a special membership meeting is being called to address the force reduction that has been announced this week. Meeting times and place are as follows:
8:15am Union Hall
10:00am Union Hall
2:00pm Union Hall
5:30pm Diplomat Party House, Lyell Avenue
Important Information – October 10th at the close of business will be the deadline members who would like to volunteer for the enhanced severance. The Company is opening up the severance to the Network Tech and all Clerical classifications. The Company will offset any surplus in Sales and Service from volunteers in the Network classification. They will reserve the right based on business needs in the clerical titles.
The expected date to be off the payroll is October 31st.
The Company has provided the wrong information on the severance. The correct information is the following: 2 weeks of pay for each year of service up to the first 10; 3 weeks of pay for each year of service thereafter, capped at 52 weeks. For those who have the defined benefit, there is a 40% supplement. There is also continued medical, dental, and eye for 3 or 6 months depending on if you have more or less than 15 years.
We also have a major issue to work out as the Company has taken the position that the Facility Coordinators who are being eliminated are not eligible for the uncapped severance. This is absolutely the scenario that was discussed and the language was intended to apply to. We are very disturbed by the Company’s position to deny this group, with the junior person having 32 years, of these benefits.
Tuesday is a Wear Black Day and Thursday is a Union Activity Wear Red Day.
This is your President John Pusloskie thanking you for calling your Union Tape, the place where we fight for the respect you deserve.