TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS
LUMP SUM PAYMENT
Dear Brothers & Sisters:
District Lodge 140 has been dealing with a National issue regarding employees that did not receive the entire 2% Lump Sum payment as outlined in the Picher Award dated June 17, 2012.
Employees for the Technical Services and Logistic and Supply Business Units were entitled to receive a lump sum payment equivalent to 2% of their regular base wages earned between March 31, 2011 and April 1, 2012. Employees for the Airport and Cargo Operations Business Unit were entitled to receive a lump sum payment equivalent to 2% of their regular base wages earned between April 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012.
Members that did not receive the 2% lump sum payment in full because they were on Workers Compensation (CSST, WSIB or WCB) during the time periods indicated above will need to file an appeal with their respective Provincial Compensation Board. Each affected member will need to contact their Provincial Compensation Board to find out exactly what processes they will have to follow in order to appeal their claim. Appeals should include a copy of the Picher Award that stipulates the lump sum increase. A condensed version of this Award is available on the District Lodge 140 website as an attachment to this bulletin.
Each affected member will be responsible for obtaining and submitting to the Union written substantiation from the Board that they will not pay the sum in whole or in part.
Once District Lodge 140 has collected claim denials, we will be in a position to bring the issue of jurisdiction back before Arbitrator Martin Teplitsky to rule on the matter.
If you have any questions, please contact your District Lodge Representative.
Transportation District 140,
BULLETIN NO. 031 – ISSUED SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
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