A member of SEIU-West who works in health care was in a temporary full-time position and their employer posted two permanent half-time positions. This member raised this issue with their Unit Executive who raised the concern at their Union Management Advisory Committee (UMAC) meeting. The Unit Executive explained that this change did not match the letter of intent to create meaningful work in the collective agreement. SEIU-West challenged the reasons for splitting the position and explained that the split would not help with client consistency. Management was convinced and chose to re-post the position as a permanent full-time position! In the end, the member who was in that temporary position had the most seniority and was awarded the permanent full-time position – this win demonstrates the power of our union on the shop-floor – when we work together, we win together!
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