Four ETs recently voluntarily transferred into a small plant from four different offices which were being consolidated within 2011-2012. These four ETs brought with them many years of experience, training, and knowledge.
A Custodian/MOS Clerk qualified as an ET a few months ago and was placed in a residual vacancy on Tour-1.
Now here is the question: How is seniority determined in filling future preferred assignments, training, and choice annual leave? There is a huge disagreement as to how seniority is determined. The new ET is claiming his seniority in the Maintenance Craft (Custodial/MOS Clerk) at this installation allows him to move ahead of several other ETs in seniority at this plant. Some of the other ETs contend when he entered this occupational group (ET) he goes to the bottom in seniority. Management and the Union are checking into the situation and still haven’t determined how to assign seniority.
If anyone has any information or advice please feel free to post it here or email me.