Terms of reference for JASIC now signed off
The parties met today and signed off on the Terms of Reference for the Joint Attendance Strategy and Implementation Committee (JASIC). It has been agreed that there will be one Committee composed of representatives from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and the Ministry of Government Services. See the Terms of Reference attached.
The employer provided the third-quarter report on attendance statistics. As it stands, the target is in reach for 2009.
2009 average annual absences should be known by the end of January 2010.
Please be aware that should the target not be met, the employer will be invoking COR 15.1 which states that COR8.2.3 and COR16.1.1 shall be null and void and replaced with COR8.2.3A and COR16.1.1A, which affects overtime payments.
We would like to ask all members to verify using either the WIN system or via their payroll clerk their short term attendance data no later than January 2, 2010. Discrepancies should be disputed immediately at the local level.
We would like to take this opportunity to extend to all a happy and healthy holiday season. Best wishes for 2010.
Glenna and Eddy
Original authorized for distribution by Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president and Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, MCSCS MERC Chair.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union, 100 Lesmill Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 3P8