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Postby puddy » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:50 pm

Member sends fake e-mails
from Canada Post president
Canadian Union of Postal Workers Series 3, Volume 7, Issue 4 •

January-February 2008
In the last issue of the Stewards’ Action Bulletin, the union discussed a number of arbitration decisions that highlighted arbitrators' criticisms of the union's conduct.

For the union, the ability to review its work honestly is necessary to ensure we are representing the memberships' interests both in the workplace and in the larger political environment as best as possible.

Self-analysis encourages us to become better at what we do.

In the same vein, this issue discusses instances when the work of union officials or activists was compromised by flawed tactics or strategies.

In one case, the employer issued a notice of dismissal stating a member had created an e-mail account in the name of Canada Post's president.

The notice stated the member had sent e-mails from the fictitious account to other senior managers claiming they might become subject to discipline.

The member acknowledged what he had done. He told the union he did not think his actions would have been taken seriously and issued an apology. The union referred the case to arbitration on the premise that the penalty of dismissal was too severe.

However, the employer's legal counsel convinced the arbitrator to issue a subpoena demanding the grievor.

NC *** <it gets sort of messed up in here Puddy.. sorry>

Continued on page 4
In This Issue
Poster on private vehicles to hang up in your workplace
Member sends fake e-mails from Canada Post president (cont.)

CUPW provide management with access to his home computer prior to the arbitration proceeding.

As a result, the union learned that the member had also created fictitious e-mail accounts in the name of CUPW's national president and national vice-president from which mass e-mails were sent to Canada Post's president. The member had also subscribed to various email publications in the name of Canada Post's president.

The grievor had declined to disclose these activities to the union when it was considering referring his dismissal case to arbitration. The union sought a legal opinion as to its chances of success should it proceed with the case. The opinion gave the case no chance for success.

As a result, the union informed the member that it would be withdrawing the grievance challenging the dismissal from arbitration.

The member reacted by filing a complaint with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) claiming the union had violated its duty of fair representation under section 37 of the Canada Labour Code (see text in sidebar).

The CIRB ruled that CUPW did not violate its duty of fair representation in this case: “The Board is satisfied that CUPW did not act in a manner that was arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith when it evaluated new, damaging evidence about [the member's] conduct and its impact on a successful arbitration. CUPW decided, as it is entitled to do, to withdraw the grievance from arbitration.

The Board therefore dismisses [the member's] complaintâ€

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Postby NC » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:15 am

I am too busy to clean thi sup but I will sort out the paragraph stuff later.

Looking forward to reading it.

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Postby Cat Lady » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:44 pm

I can hardly wait for puddy's web page with all the dirt exposed. Please don't forget the annoying music it adds value. :lol:

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Postby JohnDoe » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:26 am

Here, this is what, I believe, he's referring to, but a little easier to read:

CUPW Newsletter

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