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At this meeting we will be accepting nominations for the upcoming executive positions. Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Secretary Treasure. The term for each of these positions will be Three (3) years. If you or somebody you know would like to run for a position on the executive please come to this meeting, If you can not make it to this meeting you can email in a nomination or an acceptance for one of these positions. With the absence of an RS can you please email both and and these will be read out at the meeting during the nomination period. Note** A member can nominate themselves and then also accept the nomination. The counting of the ballots for these elections will happen in November at the membership meeting in Calgary.


Hello All Finning Members,

Some of us are aware that Finning figured the vacation accruals were calculating wrong on workday. So the company decide to take back what they thought was an error with the system and emailed out to 650 members, that they had by now already removed from their allowable vacation time with an explanation why. I am happy to say that the company has finally recognized that this was not in fact an error, and that the system was calculating correctly. In an email response this was stated to correct the error from LR. Please allow time for the company to fix the error and get everybody's vacation totals back to where they belong.

This is the communication from LR Below:

Vacations: Accruals versus Entitlements

Early March 2018, you were notified by Finning, employees were accruing vacation incorrectly for their milestone years (EE’s had overstated vacation banks). As such we adjusted the vacation banks in Work Day for approximately six hundred and fifty (650) employees, between both provinces. Subsequently, over the course of the last three (3) weeks, we’ve continued to discuss how an employee is accruing vacation and when they are eligible to take it (old system, new system, what do the CBA’s say)

This email is to confirm, the adjustment which occurred early March of 2018 should not have occurred. Based on the language both collective agreements, employees are entitled to the negotiated vacation entitlement after the established calendar year and currently this is not captured in Work Day.

Effective immediately a team will be pulled together to action the following commitments:

1.      Immediately re-configuring the vacation accruals or balances for the six hundred and fifty previously impacted employees;

2.      Review of our systems capability to capture entitled weeks of vacation and to show both accrued (pay period basis starting from hire) and entitled (based on CBA eligibility) vacation amounts;

3.      Communication plans 1) Reconciliation of the March vacation banks and 2) How Work Day will show vacation entitlements as expressed in the CBA’s.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know and I will ensure you are kept informed as we sort through this. Again thank you for your patience as we worked through the first part of this matter (identifying the adjustment in March was made in error) and your continued patience while we work to resolve this and action the above commitments as quickly as we can.