Re Canada Post Corp and CUPW

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Arbitration Decision

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Temporary, Assignment, Full-Time, Overtime, High Mail Volume, Collective Agreement


The Employer allowed a temporary employee to work in a preferred assignment for approximately 1.5 hours. The Union claims that neither part-time nor temporary employees are allowed to be used in preferred assignments. A regular full-time employee on the next shift should have been brought in 1.5 hours ahead of time on an over-time basis. The Employer argues that a high mail volume situation had prevailed and that the employees had worked in a continuous full-time assignment and had been assigned to an area where there was a shortage.


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