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Arbitration Decision

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Assignments, National, Policy, Simplified Registered Mail Service


Union national policy grievance dated November 25, 1998, alleging breach of the Collective Agreement between the parties bearing the date January 31, 1995, and in particular of Article 12, in that in announcing the creation of its "Simplified Registered Mail Service" project, the Employer indicated that new positions created under this project would not be preferred assignments although, the Union alleges, the work in question corresponds with the duties of a preferred assignment within the meaning of Article 12. The Union requests a declaratory decision that the work in question be performed in registration sections by PO4's in preferred assignments, or alternatively, at a minimum by PO4's in preferred assignments, and that all employees prejudiced by the alleged violations of the Collective Agreement be compensated, with interest.