Update on Two WFAD Policy Grievances

January 25, 2013 Competitive Process at HRSDC Policy Grievance
This grievance addresses the fact that the employer undertook a competitive process at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada that is in violation of the letter and spirit of provisions of the Work Force Adjustment Directive. The hearing before the Public Service Labour Relations Board on this matter began on December 17 through to December 19, 2012. Earlier this month we advised our members that the hearing date had been scheduled for February 8, 2013 to conclude the hearing. This date has since been changed to March 5, 2013.
Implementation of the Alternation Process Policy Grievance
This grievance concerns the implementation of the Alternation process. The PSAC and PIPSC hearing was held on January 15 and 16, 2013. The parties completed their submissions and arguments during those two days, and as a result, two additional dates – January 28 and 29 – were cancelled. CAPE will await the decision of the arbitrator, before deciding whether to proceed with its case.
CAPE referred this matter to adjudication in August 2012 when the employer failed to provide a timely response to the grievance. On January 10, 2013 CAPE finally received a response to the grievance - it was denied.