He has been in the job about 10 years so knows the ins and outs and has been the union rep for about 5 years.
He has been a reserve and float for all that time and only been full time for about 4 years.
We have continually asked for it to be advertised and have had the area rep in about it but as is usual in our office the DOM ignores everything and does as he pleases.
He has been after that particular duty for a long time but until recently has never had the training for it.
Now he has got his foot in the door he is trying to use the "I have been doing it for 6 months so it's mine" line Customs and Practices he says.
I and many others thought it was a crock of S##te and know we know so.
Apparently big changes are going to happen in our office and we think this is a pay off for him not to create too many problems.