bluewrx2001 -- "Regular k route up for bid. Past carrier had agreed to have Thursdays off. The bid says the relief day is Saturday. So who ever wins the bid will get Saturday’s off correct? "
-- Don't start making vacation plans just yet.
-- From Step 4 ( R-95 ) Posting Newly Created and Vacant Routes:
The vacancy notice for all routes authorized a relief day will identify the relief day of the route on the posting. All J routes will be posted with a Saturday relief day. All K routes will be posted with a Saturday relief day UNLESS the route had a non-Saturday relief day when vacated. In this case, the route will be posted with the SAME NON-SATURDAY relief day. All newly created routes with an authorized relief day, will have a Saturday relief day listed on the vacancy notice.
-- Bid carefully if you are planning to have a Saturday relief day as manglement may end up saying: "Ooops, we made a mistake. You will have to take Thursday as your relief day."
-- In that case, if you are not happy about it, maybe the Assistant District Representative can have the bidding voided because the route info was incorrect. ( but don't count on it )
If you're a non-formula office, don't non-Saturday relief days have to be mutually agreed upon by the carrier and management? If that's what the previous carrier was doing, it would explain why the relief day is listed as Saturday now.
Get the relief day in writing by mangelment, make copies of it and also make a copy of the bid posting.
It’s like buying a car, all that’s listed is what the vehicle comes with. It’s like being at an auction bidding on a sofa, you get the sofa, not a chair. All that’s listed when bidding is what comes with it.
If mangelment tries to pull something different than what you actually bid on, that’s falsifying a document, trickery, and our Union is to back us, the employee. Just sayin....