How do I get through to an Operator who refuses to speak in O3s?
I have 1 union employee who is pushing the union to force me to stop doing O3s because he believes they are disciplinary meetings. I'm not worried about that at this time, I believe I have firm ground to stand on. The issue I have is that he will not say a single word in his One on Ones, this has been going on since June of 2015. Started O3s in March 2015 (brought MTs with me from my previous position) with full participation from him. Due to me being temporarily assigned to another shift we had a 6 month break before I was back on that shift in January 2016. Still no communication.
A long story short I have given him +/-FB numerous times for how he communicates with people. I have had to walk away from him multiple times because of his communication. I have documented the instances on the back of the O3 forms, and documented +/-FB there as well. After numerous instances I had a sit down with him and a union rep where I pulled out the O3 folder and went over the +/- FB I had given and explained to him the way he communicated was unacceptable. And of course O3s are now disciplinary meetings because I had kept the performance notes in them.
Since that date he has requested a union representative to be in all of his O3s which I have granted without issue and has not spoken in them since. He most recently brought with him the Union President and VP. They tried to strong arm me and not once mentioned discipline but instead said that these meetings gave an operator the ability to talk bad about another union member and they had to present a unified front. The Union President also demanded that I have a union representative available in all my O3s. I will have to bring my union stewart to all my O3s. I'll give you one guess who the union stewart is on my shift. I find it amusing that the person who hates O3s will now have to attend all of them. But that amusement will not last long I'm afraid.
I will keep pressing on with O3s and +/- FB. And I refuse to believe I don't have the ability to demand professional communication with coworkers.