Workforce Adjustment Committee

Minutes of the Workforce Adjustment Committee

March 15, 2010
In attendance:

Nick Stein Chairperson
Adam Jackson   TSO Presidents’ Representative
Sylvie Lahaie TC Presidents’ Representative
Kent MacDonald Staff Advisor

Absent with regrets: Pamela Abbott Co-Chair

The Committee met to review the agenda for the afternoon meeting with the employer.  The agenda items for the meeting are:

  1. Current Affected Employee List
  2. Preferred Status List
  3. Delegation Process
  4. Long Term Leave Without Pay situations
  5. CRA Guidelines on Employee Mobility

1. Current Affected Employee List

There are currently 16 members in affected status.  Following is a breakdown per region:

NCR 6 members
Atlantic 5 members
Northern Eastern Ontario 3 members
South Western Ontario 1 member
Pacific 1 member

On Friday March 12, 2010, Brother MacDonald emailed each RVP their regional list. Brother Stein will be discussing the regional lists with each RVP at the upcoming   Executive Council meeting.

2. WFA Preferred Status List

There are currently 10 members on the WFA Preferred Status List.

3. Delegation Process

The employer will be providing an update concerning the lowering of the delegation authority for the issuing of the Surplus Status.

4. Long Term Leave Without Pay Situations

There are currently 7 affected members on long term leave.  We will continue to discuss   with the employer as to the best way to get these members off the affected list.

5. CRA Guidelines on Employment Mobility

This is a follow-up on suggested changes we suggested to the document.