Attendance Management Notice’s

It has come to the Local’s attention that some individuals who have received 1st or 2nd Attendance Management Notice letters, to pay close attention to the wording in those letters as the example quoted below.

“Failure to provide the doctor’s note with the appropriate information on the day you
return to work will result in the absence being noted as “PCU” and may result in disciplinary action.”


  • Have you received attendance letters with similar wording
  • Are you a Full-Time employee who is absent due to sickness without being hospitalized and required to provide a Dr. note and denied MSP
  • If you are entitled to MSP benefits based on your status of employment under the CBA Article 22, and did not receive MSP for sick time as a result

The Local Union has filed a Policy Grievance on this matter and believes the CBA rights to MSP benefits have been violated. If any of the above applies to you please contact a Local Steward for more information.


In Solidarity

National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.

We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.

By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.


The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

On April 28th the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers will observe Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some light candles, lay wreaths, wear commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.


In 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress, the Parliament of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act making April 28 an official Day of Mourning. Today the Day of Mourning has since spread to about 100 countries around the world and is recognized as Workers’ Memorial Day, and as International Workers’ Memorial Day by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

It is the hope of CCOHS that the annual observance of this day will help strengthen the resolve to establish safe and healthy conditions in the workplace, and prevent further injuries and deaths. As much as this is a day to remember the dead, it is also a call to protect the living and make work a place to thrive.

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HMP Memorandum of Agreement

Memorandum Of Agreement

B E T W E E N:


(the “Union”)



(the “Company”)

RE: Accumulated HMP Banked time

(the “Subject”)

WHEREAS, the Company wishes to introduce a new process to allow Full-time and Part-time employees the ability

to schedule accumulated hours in their HMP bank. This process is intended to be similar to the treatment of the scheduling and payout of TGP.

AND WHEREAS, the Company wishes to reach an agreement with the Union to facilitate this new process.

AND WHEREAS, the Union Is open to the new process as discussed at the April 4th 2017 Labour Relations Committee meeting.