Monday, January 23, 2012
ARE OPERATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE LOSING THINGS ON THE BUSES?
this is one of my biggest complaints. One of the reasons I'm still continuing to grieve the Lost/Found policy PSC adopted from TM recently. I don't really care if the lost/found policy goes back to what our contract says...I just expect the union and TM/PSC to negotiate over it. It is not an Operator's job to pick up anything!! We used to have an option of being "compensated" for picking up an item and turning it in. Now we don't. Therefore, we stop picking up lost and found items (no policy or rule trying to say we have to...union needs to fight anything they try to add to our job description without adding compensation). I am sick and tired of more and more being put on Operators without bargaining! (amen to that one) Now I hear Rail Ops are supposed to do something with bio hazards...It is not our job!! When Michael T. Oliver was our Eboard officer at Rail, he successfully got us to be compensated for using tools if we had to manually put in a bridgeplate, pantograph, etc. The Ops aren't supposed to be using tools...that is a Mechanic's job. Since TM doesn't want to wait for the mechanic, it's easier to have the Op do it. Fine...but it has to be negotiated and compensated!