Recently a GSU member gave a month’s notice that he was resigning his employment and would be taking a job with a competitor, albeit in another community. The local management’s response was to inform the employee that he was done immediately and his period of notice would be covered by banked time and/or unused vacation.
A call to GSU resulted in quick results for the member. His former employer will pay for all of the period of notice. In addition, the union member will be paid out his banked time and unused vacation.
“The overtime an employee has in the bank along with their accumulated vacation is their time and can’t be unilaterally assigned to cover an employer’s obligations,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying that it pays to contact GSU to check out your rights.”