Unscheduled Wait Time Not Payable as Overtime03/01/2010|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2011 Prior to setting out on their delivery routes, eight letter carriers were told by their supervisor to delay their departure to await the arrival of a truck with priority mail. The wait was 15 minutes. When the employer refused the workers’ overtime claims for the 15 minutes, the union grieved.The union’s argument was that each component of a letter carrier’s work is accounted for and structured according to a time value. Duties or tasks not included in a route’s time values are additional duties and should be compensated at overtime rates. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.