The job evaluation committee has met 3 times and has evalutated eight of the jobs off the list agreed to at bargaining. The system we are now using is one that the union committee came up with and has simplified the process of evaluating a job.
We have went from using 12 factors to 6 and are not constrained by the rules of Cooperative Wage Study. The committe is working well and actually accomplishing a lot which didn’t really happen that much when Cws was used.
Of the jobs evaluated 5 received increases. Caster Helper increased from JC 10 to JC 12, Strand Operator increased from JC 22 to JC 24, Ladle Controller increased from JC 16 to JC 18, Oiler/Greaser increased from JC 8 to JC 11 and EAF Helper increased from JC 8 to JC 10.
Going forward the Company seems to like the system we came up with and I believe we will evaluate all the jobs we have with the new system so we will be back to having all jobs that we lost through bargaining over the years.
Reported by Steve Machuk