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Apr 27, 2016
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So I have been working on a full time backfill (40 hours) for almost a month now they cp is paying me 12 hours of holiday pay for Dec 25 and 26, is this seems right? Cuz I thought if you work 40 hours befor the holiday then you get full time pay ?
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jadoo2015 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 4:58 pm
So I have been working on a full time backfill (40 hours) for almost a month now they cp is paying me 12 hours of holiday pay for Dec 25 and 26, is this seems right? Cuz I thought if you work 40 hours befor the holiday then you get full time pay ?
For each of those holidays days you're entitled to 1/20th of the last 20 working days before them, not including overtime etc. So if you've been working 8hrs a day for the preceding 4 weeks, you're entitled to 8hrs pay.

Look back at your hours and see.
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 6:03 pm
For each of those holidays days you're entitled to 1/20th of the last 20 working days before them, not including overtime etc. So if you've been working 8hrs a day for the preceding 4 weeks, you're entitled to 8hrs pay.

Look back at your hours and see.
I worked 21 working days 8 hours a day from start of my backfill until Dec 24 (not including overtime)
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jmomccxx wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 1:45 am
Any idea why my pay went up to 20.40? Does that happen when you finish probation?
You are working as a relief carrier. Reliefs (FT or terms covering relief assignments) get paid a buck extra over LCs on long term assignments.
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bigbluesky wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 7:53 pm
You are working as a relief carrier. Reliefs (FT or terms covering relief assignments) get paid a buck extra over LCs on long term assignments.
What exactly makes you a relief? Ive been on a long term assignment (I think) since October but only got the pay increase the last two checks.
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 4:47 pm
For sure we'll have to pay it back, but they may try and and get back 80hrs. We'll see when the next folk retire.
I just checked my stub and it works out to 70.5 hours for me. My inital thought is that maybe it has something to do with the fact we actually get paid on a Thursday (4 work days in that one week), but then it should still come out to be 72 hours. I am sure that the union will be getting inquiries once those pay stubs are sent out....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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jmomccxx wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 11:11 pm
What exactly makes you a relief? Ive been on a long term assignment (I think) since October but only got the pay increase the last two checks.
The minimum wage for a relief letter carrier has been $20.40 since February 1 of 2017. I would go talk to a staffing supervisor to find out what is going on. Please let us know what you find out.
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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timetotellthetruth wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 11:23 pm
The minimum wage for a relief letter carrier has been $20.40 since February 1 of 2017. I would go talk to a staffing supervisor to find out what is going on. Please let us know what you find out.

What classifies you as a relief?
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jmomccxx wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 11:26 pm
What classifies you as a relief?
Are you a permanent employee? Did you bid on a position?
You could be unassigned and backfilling a vacant route.
If you are permanent you can bid for a route, or for a relief position (OR or VR).
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VanMailMan wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 12:48 am
Are you a permanent employee? Did you bid on a position?
You could be unassigned and backfilling a vacant route.
If you are permanent you can bid for a route, or for a relief position (OR or VR).
No, I'm a term.
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yea I misread somewhere that we would be getting a extra pay in Jan,but if this is the case that everyone is losing out on 10 hours thats pretty messed up. Although looking again at my stub, I have a lot less deductions and only paid $5.44 into my pension..
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Same here... got paid for 70 hours only, it was visible immediately as I am used to seeing a certain amount every month. Does anyone know the resason behind it? I will have to talk to my supervisor
Hugh Jass wrote:
Jan 7th, 2018 6:27 pm
Check your pay stub on ESS, we're only getting paid for 70 hours this cheque.
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May 8, 2015
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leyland1989 wrote:
Jan 7th, 2018 7:52 pm
Just received my latest pat statement. I'm a Temp PO4 started in late October, I have been getting my pay cheque deducted every month for $79.35 and for some(?) reason, my latest pay cheque got deducted $86.35 for union due and another $7.00 for "CUPW Dues Arrears"?

What the actual ****? If I only get call/accept one assignment, I am basically working for the union for free?
Yes.

I should've just stayed home.

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