Review of Commuting Assistance for certain CSC workplaces
CSC has recently started a review and study of specific CSC workplaces to determine whether or not there are employee entitlements to commuting assistance as outlined in the NJC Commuting Assistance Directive. For now, CSC has decided that the following workplaces in the Atlantic and Pacific regions will be part of this study.
- Atlantic Region
- Dorchester Penitentiary,
- Shepody Healing Centre and
- Westmorland Institution.
- Pacific Region
- Mountain Institution and
- Kent Institution.
The firm of Samson & Associates has been hired to conduct the study on behalf of the employer. Mr. Yves Talbot, a senior auditor with Samson & Associates, will be conducting interviews with a selected number of employees, both represented and excluded, at these worksites and will be providing CSC with a report on his findings.
USGE has requested that USGE Regional Vice-Presidents be part of the regional working groups and that Local Executive members be included as interviewees at their respective worksites. CSC has readily agreed to this reasonable request.
CSC hopes to begin this study during the month of December, but this is not yet confirmed. The employer expects that this study will eventually expand to include other worksites and that cyclical reviews of sites will eventually be conducted, as is required by the directive.
USGE is asking our members working at those designated locations to participate in the study.