After five years in arbitration, a new home dispatch policy is set to come into effect on July 1st that will help many techs.
On May 18, 2015, the Labour Relations Committee, our designated group of employment lawyers and company officials met once again to hash out the arbitration on home dispatch. After opening arguments by both sides, the arbitrator made it clear that a ruling would not benefit either side in this matter.
Instead, arbitrator Herman provided guidance and assistance throughout two days of negotiations and eventually helped all of us involved arrive at a mediated solution.
The new home dispatch policy was drafted and agreed upon, and is set to come into effect on July 1, 2015.
In addition, the company has agreed to grant every home dispatch employee, employed by the company both as of the date of filing the grievance and as of the date of signature of the settlement, twenty-four (24) hours of TGP.
It was further agreed in a letter of commitment that home dispatch benefits will be provided to an additional 200+ employees by August 31, 2015.
It has been an extremely long process and I appreciate the memberships’ patience throughout the proceedings.
President, Local 1996-O