This past Friday the local Grievance Committee met with management in third step meetings. Resulting from those meetings is the following report.
Two suspensions were reduced to written warnings. A three day suspension was reduced to a one day suspension. A member will be paid for lost time. Two former members of the trades will be paid pack pay in regard to the trade rate review of 2011/12. Grievances for two written warnings and a one day suspension were withdrawn by the local.
Grievances moving to arbitration will be the following. Two members facing suspensions. Four separate members subjected to unwarranted drug testing. A challenge to the Evraz Alcohol & Substance Policy regarding changes to it that the local was unaware of. Recent 3 day lay-offs effecting the Pipe & Steel divisions. A grievance submitted for the second three day lay-off in the steel division will soon move to step three.
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