Elk Falls Workers

Campbell River B.C.

Service Canada to review allocation of grievance award money…

A past member stopped by this morning to tell us that he had been informed by Service Canada that they are going to do a review of how they reallocated the monies that some Elk Falls people received from Catalyst late last year.

The money was, for the most part, to compensate people for the Company’s decision to pay out earned time off at base rate.¬† People expected it to be considered an adjustment to moneys already earned (and claimed for E/I purposes) , But Service Canada took the position that it was money earned for additional hours and this meant people were in some cases asked to repay E/I money they had received.

I have no idea how long it will take them to review, but it is potentially good news for those who had to repay part of their E/I money.

Ian

October 7, 2011 Posted by | General | 4 Comments