Night Routers

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Grievance File Number: 
N00-16-00002
Collective Agreement: 
Urban Postal Operations (2016)
Relevant Articles: 
50, App. V, CC, LCRMS
Date referred: 
Friday November 3 2017
Status: 
Referred

Statement

 On or about September 18, 2017, the Corporation initiated the implementation of a project aimed at taking tasks away from letter carriers and assigning them to routers. 

More particularly, on that date, the Corporation removed from all letter carrier routes at the Laval-West facility the tasks of obtaining and preparing, sorting and preparing the mail. This work was assigned to employees performing routers duties newly created by the Corporation. 

These tasks were assigned in violation of the collective agreement. 

Article 50 and appendices “V” and “CC” of the collective agreement, as well as the LCRMS, provide that letter carrier routes must contain these tasks. The collective agreement also provides that the role of routers must be limited to situations where the inside portion of a given route is excessive or when a route’s daily workload forces the letter carrier to work overtime on a regular basis and she/he requires assistance. 

Corrective Steps Requested

 A statement to the effect that the Corporation’s new practice, which is to widely assign to routers the tasks of obtaining and preparing, sorting and preparing the mail for letter carrier routes, has violated the collective agreement. 

An order issued to the Corporation to cease the widespread assignment to routers of the tasks of obtaining and preparing, sorting and preparing the mail for letter carrier routes. 

An order issued to the Corporation to modify all letter carrier routes affected by its action in violation of the collective agreement by returning to them the tasks of obtaining and preparing, sorting and preparing the mail and to restore, for all prejudiced letter carriers, the situation they would be in had the collective agreement not been violated, including all monetary losses they may have incurred, plus interests. 

The Union reserves the right to request any additional corrective action.