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ocallaghand wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 5:43 pm


Having said that, are terms allowed to claim EI for times when we are benched?
Yes. You won't get paid for the first two weeks of not working, call it a deductible. But you'll only have this the first time.
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I'm almost certain they need the proper form from HR saying they're laid off (not sure what T# it is, maybe just an ROE), no?

edit: okay you don't need an ROE, but it will delay the process.

edit: also, minimum hours required worked in the last 52 weeks before you are eligible:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-soc ... .html#h2.2

It's worth a shot to apply but I don't think many terms qualify.
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mikebc wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 6:46 pm
I'm almost certain they need the proper form from HR saying they're laid off (not sure what T# it is, maybe just an ROE), no?

edit: okay you don't need an ROE, but it will delay the process.

edit: also, minimum hours required worked in the last 52 weeks before you are eligible:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-soc ... .html#h2.2

It's worth a shot to apply but I don't think many terms qualify.
I was fully employed at my last job will the middle of October and then gained employment with CPC as a casual and started training at the beginning of November. Surely my last job qualified me with enough hours worked for EI. I did take EI last year due to paternity leave, but that shouldn't change anything with what I would be claiming right now.
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You should be fine then, since they'll average your last 26 weeks and give you 55% of that. If you hadn't been working that'd be one tiny payout.

Just be ready to do all the math 3 times and bend over backwards to walk them through it, because they're either hiring inept people or mandating them to feign stupidity so people get frustrated and drop their claim. They must use the same hiring pool as WorkSafe.

Hopefully it doesn't come to that. Where are you on the seniority list now?
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ocallaghand wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 5:43 pm
^^^This!

There are a ton more things we should know as new hires that aren't related to how to do the job. Nobody told us any of that, and without this group, I would have never known. A summary of important union related topics would have helped, or perhaps the day we spent with the rep could be extended to include other topics unrelated to H&S and more related to how pay structures and groups work.

Having said that, are terms allowed to claim EI for times when we are benched?
I kept an open EI claim the entire time I was a term. After the two week waiting period, I just input hours which I worked on the bi-weekly reports. If I didn’t work, I received EI, if I worked, I got paid.

In my four years as a casual, there was only one year I didn’t work the minimum number of hours for entitlement. Besides that it was a pretty simple process and allowed for some stability through extended work shortages.
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mikebc wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 7:13 pm
You should be fine then, since they'll average your last 26 weeks and give you 55% of that. If you hadn't been working that'd be one tiny payout.

Just be ready to do all the math 3 times and bend over backwards to walk them through it, because they're either hiring inept people or mandating them to feign stupidity so people get frustrated and drop their claim. They must use the same hiring pool as WorkSafe.

Hopefully it doesn't come to that. Where are you on the seniority list now?
I am not sure, TBH. If I get called in this week, where would one find that information?
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ocallaghand wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 9:13 pm
I am not sure, TBH. If I get called in this week, where would one find that information?

If you have not worked for 7 consecutive days you can apply for EI. I believe you can your request ROE on ESS.
You do not have to be officially laid off to request it. ( google interruption of earnings)

If you do apply for EI you will be expected to look for FT employment They will also look at your previous ROE to see why you left your previous employment. If you quit to get a on call position at CP, it might be questioned.
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Postie2 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 8:05 am
If you have not worked for 7 consecutive days you can apply for EI. I believe you can your request ROE on ESS.
You do not have to be officially laid off to request it. ( google interruption of earnings)

If you do apply for EI you will be expected to look for FT employment They will also look at your previous ROE to see why you left your previous employment. If you quit to get a on call position at CP, it might be questioned.
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Also the waiting period is now only one week instead of 2 but I think it still takes at least a month before you see any money.
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question
- i sent off 100 parcels for customers this past friday at 7pm ...and was hoping customers would get the parcel today..no luck.....i find out all parcels are at the canada post depot near the shoppers where i sent the parcels from...if canada post wants to be competitive,,shouldnt they have someone pick up parcels on the weekend to send to gateway...
is this normal procedure
thanks
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your best bet wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 6:03 pm
question
- i sent off 100 parcels for customers this past friday at 7pm ...and was hoping customers would get the parcel today..no luck.....i find out all parcels are at the canada post depot near the shoppers where i sent the parcels from...if canada post wants to be competitive,,shouldnt they have someone pick up parcels on the weekend to send to gateway...
is this normal procedure
thanks
You sent them out at 7pm. The cutoff time is 5pm. I know some RPOs get pickups/dispatches on weekends, but not all of them. Canada Post is still competitive, since you used them.
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your best bet wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 6:03 pm
question
- i sent off 100 parcels for customers this past friday at 7pm ...and was hoping customers would get the parcel today..no luck.....i find out all parcels are at the canada post depot near the shoppers where i sent the parcels from...if canada post wants to be competitive,,shouldnt they have someone pick up parcels on the weekend to send to gateway...
is this normal procedure
thanks
For people who know more, Is that normal that they go to the depot and not to the plant?

I’d say that Canada post is competitive because of price mainly. Other options are better if money is no object. I’m sure some delivery company can do out of business hours pick ups. 7 pm is just too late for us though. Why didn’t you send them out during business hours or phone and ask during business hours so you could avoid this?

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