The Committee met on September 24, 2012. The minutes for the WFA UTE Committee have been distributed. The Committee then met with the HQ Joint Committee and those minutes have been received by HQ for review.
In my September 2012 report, we advised that there had been 18 cost cutting initiatives that impacted 671 UTE members. The objective was to find other positions in their office relocations in other offices, and some would be fortunate enough to remain in their current positions. To date, many have received Reasonable Job Offers, while others have received Guarantee Reasonable Job offers, and some still hold affected letters. While the numbers may have reduced, the recent announcement of Storage Records being privatized has impacted another 267 UTE members. Although the objective is still the same, we fear that the outcome may not be as successful with our initial 671 members. We are already hearing that in some offices, possibilities to other jobs at the same level will not be successful as there are few jobs at that level. Local and Regional WFA Committees should be fully active and working with the employer to ensure that these members have all the necessary tools to assist them in job placement or the possibility of layoffs.
Chair of the Committee