The Company decides to Eliminate some jobs. They tell us how many mill wide and then we establish where on the seniority list is the Cut Line anyone above the line stays working somewhere in the mill below the line receive Lay Off notices.
Letters of Lay Off are sent to everyone who is below the cutline, with their options listed in the letter
The member can elect recall rights which are determined by how many years in the mill if over a year 18 months plus one month for every year of service. If you get called in for a shift recall starts all over again so it could last much longer than the 18 months. The Severance is not lost but will not be paid out until you decide to move on or your recall rights run out.
Severance- This is exactly as it sounds you sever from the company. Your receive your severance based on Job Elimination which is 2 weeks per year of service for the first 20 years and one week per year after that page 31 and 32 collective agreement. Once you sever the company doesn't have to offer you any work at all.
Severance for people close to retirement- One needs to think this option over very carefully. Once you sever you lose bridging and retiree health benefits.
Ticketed Jobs- The company determines how many ticketed jobs they require (Trades Tickets, Steam Tickets Crane Ticket)
These are jobs that you must have the ticket to fill. Example If the company says they only need 20 millwrights and they have 24 the 4 most junior by department seniority receive notice with their options to sever or work as an operator, if their seniority is above the cutline they are added in and the cutline moves . If they don't have enough seniority to stay in the mill they get the same Lay off letter as everyone else.
As you can see for the first while the cutline moves up or down as people make their decisions and then peoples options may change.
Department recall- If your are one of the people downsized out of your department but still have enough seniority to stay in the mill, as long as you don't take a posting somewhere else then you have recall back to your original department. If you take a posting you lose that recall. If you think there is a chance of getting back in your department then work out of the LRP pool and take work as assigned.
What Is a Bump Posting - Vacancies in departments created by members who are below the cutline who are losing that position can be filled by senior members who lost their jobs because of downsizing. By seniority they pick which department vacancy they wish to take. They keep recall back to their old department one time only.
Mill posting is a posting open to all local 76 members whomever takes this type of posting gives up recall.