Staffing Committee

Report of the Staffing Committee

September 2012

Sabri Khayat

The staffing committee met at the UTE National Office on the 19th and 20th of June 2012. The Minutes of this meeting were completed and sent, June 26th, 2012 to the Executive Council and the Locals, and posted on our website.

The Committee would like to draw your attention to item 19 of the Minutes, which reads:

19.       Call Centres and Accounts Receivable National Inventory (ARNI)

As a result of some offices moving employees between Call Centre and ARNI positions on an intermittent basis, without using an appropriate staffing vehicle, the Committee followed up with the employer on this matter.  The employer’s HQ Call Center representative confirmed that employees should only be moved through legitimate staffing means and communicated this message to the field.

During our meeting with the CRA on this subject, the Committee members have read - with concern - a correspondence from an office reporting to the HQ about a ‘’local agreement’’ between the Local and the Management, to enable them to perform these movements, which clearly violates the national position of UTE.

The Committee would like to remind the Executive Council the importance for the Locals of complying with the guidelines issued by the UTE, and remind them to consult their RVP in case of doubt.

Observe and Attest Update:

The Committee met with the employer on June 19th, 2012 in order to receive an update on this initiative.

The employer advised that approximately 85% of employees have had their base competencies assessed. They also advised they have been working on a revised Competency Catalogue. 

Finally, they advised that they are currently considering alternatives to Observe and Attest. The employer committed to keeping us apprised of their progress concerning this matter.

Respectfully submitted,

Sabri Khayat,
Chair of the Committee