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(2009-2010 HR#20) Dates for 2010 USW General Membership Meetings

Date:
January 20, 2010
To:
PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff
From:
Christina Sass-Kortsak, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Re:
Dates for 2010 USW General Membership Meetings

I am writing to inform you in advance that the United Steelworkers Local 1998 has scheduled General Membership meetings on the following dates for 2010. In accordance with the terms of the collective agreement, employees are to be released for up to two (2) hours with no loss of straight time pay in order to attend these meetings

1. MAY 10 FROM 12PM TO 2PM

Locations: TBA (members at UTM and UTSC participate via video conference)

This meeting includes the employee’s lunch period if it would normally occur at or about this time.

2. OCTOBER 12 FROM 12PM TO 2PM

Locations: TBA (members at UTM and UTSC participate via video conference)

This meeting includes the employee’s lunch period if it would normally occur at or about this time.

3. DECEMBER 8 AT 3:30pm

Location: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street (no video conferencing for this meeting)

Employees are required to notify their manager, at least one week in advance of each meeting date, if they are going to attend the meeting.

Note: For the December meeting ONLY, we ask that those staff-appointed employees wishing to participate in the meeting who are represented by USW on the St. George Campus be permitted to leave at 3:15 p.m. and those employees at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and Mississauga and the Institute for Aerospace Studies be permitted to leave at 2:45 p.m. in order to participate in the meeting.

There is no comparable clause in the non-appointed (casual) collective agreement. However, such employees may attend on their own time if they are not scheduled to work.