42.01 If the Employer creates a new classification which belongs in the bargaining unit and which is not now designated in this Collective Agreement or if a new classification is included in the bargaining unit by the Labour Relations Board, the Employer shall establish a position title and salary scale and give written notice of same to the Association.
42.02 If the Association fails to object, in writing, within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of the notice from the Employer, the assigned position title and salary scale shall be considered as established.
42.03 If the Association objects to the position title and/or salary scale assigned by the Employer and, by negotiation, succeeds in effecting a change, the amended position title and/or salary scale shall be retroactive to the date the new classification was implemented.
42.04 Failing resolution of the difference by negotiation, the Association, within sixty (60) calendar days of receipt of the notice from the Employer, may refer the matter to Arbitration.
42.05 Classification Review
(a) An Employee may request an audit of their job duties if they feel that their job duties have changed substantially. Such request will be submitted in writing to the Manager, Human Resources for their consideration and review.
(b) The Employer shall notify the Employee and Association of the Employer’s position within sixty (60) days of such request.
(c) An Employer-initiated down-grading in classification shall constitute a layoff pursuant to Article 24.