March 2014 Update

By Union Gas Workers' Council
Published: March 18, 2014
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2013 changes to Benefits Plan
April 17th will be the date that your union bargaining committee sits at the table with Union Gas to discuss the changes which were announced to our Planned Benefits Text in the Fall of 2013. These changes affect YOU.
 
Watch for online updates after this meeting.
 
Digging without Locates issue
 
As most are aware this item ranks as one of the highest priority safety issues your union has dealt with in sometime. Union representatives Enbridge and Union Gas are both dealing with their employers on this safety issue. We encourage our membership to follow the Union Gas Dig Safe Pledge from 2012. With Spring just around the corner please ensure you always call for line locates and DIG SAFELY at both work and at home! Be sure to encourage your co-workers, family and friends to do the same.
Please watch this webpage for updates as this issue continues to unfold.
 
Operations Work and Resource Strategy and Asset Management Study
 
Your union representatives met with company representatives in early January and had no luck getting an update from management on these two important items. The union continues to press the company for answers.
 
Telematics
 
The same bugs continue to plague the Telematics driving system. Your union representatives again continue to press the company to show value on this highly touted system.
 
Drug and Alcohol Policy Implementation
 
According to management, implementation of this controversial Policy will take place shortly. Your union has involved our legal counsel in our discussions to ensure the Drug and Alcohol Policy fits within the framework that the Canadian legal system has laid out. Please see your elected union representative for answers to any questions you may have concerning this Policy.
 
2015 Bargaining Proposals
 
Your local union representatives are continuing to accept Bargaining proposals. See your elected union representative for a form or click on the DOWNLOADS tab on this site and then click on FORMS/APPLICATIONS to download a Bargaining Proposal Form. Deadline for proposals is in May 2014.
Continue to watch this site for updates on issues confronting our members.


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