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Jr. Member
Aug 12, 2017
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pike18 wrote: I don’t know if you knew this or not, but you can be hired permanently prior to the completion of your probation period, so you should already have your transfer request submitted.

As someone mentioned earlier, you can only apply for permanent (indeterminate) status within the zone you’re working (not depot specific). For example, Hamilton has five depots all a part of one zone, “Hamilton”.

If the goal is to get hired full-time as quickly as possible and you don’t mind spending time as a P04 in the plant (assuming your zone has one), then your application should look like this:

gotcha..thanks my paperwork is in for my current depot..we are a smaller city so just one depot just was not sure how it worked I know a recent retiree is being replaced by a transfer from another city so not sure how it worked for temps.

FT-LC
FT-P04
PT-LC
PT-P04.

If you’re hired full-time for either position, you must stay in that position for a year before you’re able to transfer. Conversely, if you’re hired part-time in either role and a full time position becomes available, you will be, “promoted” to that position on a seniority basis.
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Nov 7, 2017
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anyone know how many more time christmas causal get called in after christmas and jan 15? Is it once a week?
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Just wanted to send all of my fellow overworked and under appreciated posties a very merry Christmas!!!
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Jr. Member
Apr 30, 2017
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captaincanuck9 wrote: anyone know how many more time christmas causal get called in after christmas and jan 15? Is it once a week?
Last year they called xmas casuals until the 31st of December,
Jr. Member
Aug 12, 2017
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Well Happy Holidays to all you hard working people and thanks for all the advice and knowledge shared on this forum. Hope some of these parcels have been destined to you good folks!
Newbie
Jan 25, 2011
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Toronto,Ontario
Happy Holidays to everyone. Hope everyone is surviving this crazy holiday work season.
Newbie
Apr 27, 2016
26 posts
Hello folks and happy holidays,

I actualy have a couple of questions to ask you senior folks, 1 I'm a casual po4 working in the plant and looking to move to a different province in the future but where I want to move I believe they don't have any plants but only depots , what should I be doing to transfer ?I will accept any other positions for my move if I have to , 2 is it better to put my transfer as a casual or became permenent and then put transfer ? 3 is there a place where I can look up the depots and plant locations nation wide?
Newbie
Nov 11, 2017
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Do temp LCs get paid for Christmas and Boxing Day? Or is it just a day off?
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May 2, 2012
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STONEY CREEK
Veggienator wrote: Do temp LCs get paid for Christmas and Boxing Day? Or is it just a day off?
44.19 Paid Holidays
(a) All temporary employees will be entitled to receive payment for a holiday specified in
clause 18.01 on which they do not work. Such payment will be calculated on the basis of 1/20th of the regular wages earned during the two (2) complete pay periods immediately preceding the holiday.
(b) When a temporary employee works on a holiday specified in clause 18.01, he or she will be paid for all hours worked at two (2) times his
or her regular straight time rate in addition to the pay specified in paragraph
44.19(a).
(c) When a temporary employee works on a holiday specified in clause 18.01, he or she will
be entitled to paid meal and rest periods in
Newbie
Nov 11, 2017
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THANks! And I'm guessing you just need to work the 2 days prior and the day after Boxing Day and you're good to go?
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Mar 8, 2002
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Veggienator wrote: THANks! And I'm guessing you just need to work the 2 days prior and the day after Boxing Day and you're good to go?
Nope.

I always thought this but when I actually got sick the friday of a long weekend I still got paid for the Monday stat.

It's just what was quoted from the CA above.
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Sr. Member
May 2, 2012
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STONEY CREEK
Veggienator wrote: THANks! And I'm guessing you just need to work the 2 days prior and the day after Boxing Day and you're good to go?
No, that’s not stipulated anywhere. Just 1/20 of the two pay periods preceding the holidays. So whatever you made during pay period 24 &25, divide By 20 and that’s what you’ll make for Christmas and Boxing Day.
Member
Dec 23, 2011
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toronto
Happy holidays everybody. After some considerations I have switched depot and ended up in a plant with nice supers. Then I got hired today and temporarily allocated to a plant far from home that I have only heard terrible things about the sups, /shudder. Some questions, are we automatically enrolled in the pension? Does wage increases finally begin, when can I bid? How many vacation/sick days etc do we get and can we still get unpaid days off when we need them? Can I refuse the temporary assignments based on work distance/personal circumstances?
My offer letter doesn't say much, it tells me I need to lookup my wage, bidding, bennifits, and everything else.

Short story, was covering a route for Christmas. Delivering in one of the wealthiest areas of Canada. A guy came to me and said the corporation told him we are getting overpaid and little worked. I replied I don't know about the others but I make less than $20 an hour and most temps I know are looking to quit with min wage going up. Asked where he worked, in a school and admired his job while he watched me sort in mail and told him I'm gonna look into that once I hit home. We had a nice Christmas Convo and I told him he should consider working for the post, we will take anybody. To which he smiled and said he is retired now.
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fishhunting wrote: I got hired today
Congrats ;)
Some questions, are we automatically enrolled in the pension?
Yes. And don't forget about the health benefits, automatic enrollment for basic, optional extras. You'll get an info pack in a few weeks.
Does wage increases finally begin?
Of course :)
when can I bid?
Next bid.
How many vacation/sick days etc do we get and can we still get unpaid days off when we need them?
FT start off with 3 weeks vacation per year ( April 1st to March 31st), so you'll get it pro-rated until end of March.
7 personal days a year ( July 1st to June 30th), again pro-rated until end of June.
It's possible to get unpaid days off, but it depends on their need for bodies, if you have a decent staffing supervisor and what are the circumstances.
Can I refuse the temporary assignments based on work distance/personal circumstances?
Doubt it. You're not a term any more.
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