Canada Employment and Immigration Union -
December 13, 2011

Union grieves critical remarks by Minister Finley against CEIU members at Service Canada

Minister Finley attacked CEIU members processing EI files, claiming that their productivity and performance had dropped to their lowest levels in five years, but the union is continuing to push back. The National President and the National Vice-President for PEI have both taken on the Minister in public letters and the union has now launched a group grievance. The grievance allows individual members to join together in the case.

The particulars of the grievance are available here.

Note that the name of the authorized bargaining unit representative in section 1 of the Group Grievance Presentation should be a National Union Representative in your region.


Further to the group grievance regarding the minister’s comments, I’ve been reminded that instructions need to be clarified. First and most importantly, the grievance is time sensitive.
With the holiday season upon us, many members will be away for at least part of it, so it’s imperative that the grievance be circulated immediately.  Once completed, please forward them to your Regional Union office . They must arrive at the RUOs by January 4, 2012.  By Friday the sixth, the RUOs will courier them to National office. Presentation will take place in Ottawa soon after that. The National Union rep making the presentation will be Joanne Daniel.
With your support, this action will have considerable impact and will speak loudly in condemnation of the minister’s untrue and defamatory statements.
I wish you and your families well.
In solidarity and with much respect,

Don Rogers
National President

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