A member at Local 9 - Trouw
noticed on their pay stub that they didn't appear to be getting paid Temporary
of a Higher Duty (TPHD). The member went
and showed their pay stub that showed the number of hours of TPHD they worked, but when the wages were
they were not paid at a higher rate.
The Local Executive took the issue,
they found out was not limited to just one member, to the Company and alerted
to the problem. The Company advised
would look into it and that the miscalculations were an error and not intentional. During the investigation it was discovered that the evening Shift Premium of $1.00 and hour was also not
paid and the parties are working to dig into the
and GSU is persistent that members must be compensated for these payroll errors.
that folks don't just glance at
pay cheques and pay stubs when
get them," says staff representative Steve Torgerson "they must make a habit of looking over their pay cheques and stubs to ensure they have been paid appropriately for what ever took place in that pay period."
It is also a good practice to keep a pocket calendar in your
or locker and take note of the hours you work and any other important information for that shift, accidents, call ins, overtime, etc. It is reliable information like this that would assist in correcting any
or errors found in your pay.
If you have any questions about your pay or pay stub reach out to your GSU staff Representative. Your GSU Staff are here to advise and assist and all calls are confidential and will only act on your behalf if you instruct them to do so.