OTTAWA - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) call on the Ontario government to strengthen Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. Ontario members of CUPW sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne raising concerns on amendments introduced after the tabling of the bill.
Please note that the deadline for applications to Labour College is very soon: October 23. The Canadian Labour Congress has launched a renewed and redesigned Labour Leadership Certificate Program. Workers from CLC-affiliated unions across the country are eligible to attend this post-secondary program, which is offered in English. (Quebec members attend le Collège FTQ-Fonds.)
Saturday October 7 is the tenth anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work. The world we fight for will be one with safe working conditions, living wages, respect for all, and one where discrimination and harassment are unacceptable. While some of us work in decent conditions, many – nearby and globally – are left out in dangerous, demeaning or unsustainable conditions. The labour movement’s work will not be complete until we improve conditions everywhere.
Now that we are preparing for our upcoming negotiations, it is more important than ever to stay informed. There are many ways that you can keep connected. You can read bulletins on the CUPW bulletin boards, sign up for local emails or text messages, attend local meetings and use the online channels below:
All members of the committee have now arrived in Ottawa and are hard at work preparing their files and researching our demands for both the RSMC and urban units. The members of the committee understand how important and difficult this round of bargaining will be and are determined and prepared to do what it takes to achieve gains for both bargaining units.
Between September 7 and 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated the East and North of Cuba. It’s the first time a category 5 hurricane directly hits Cuba. With 300 km/h winds and torrential rains, the hurricane destroyed thousands of houses and public buildings, caused major flooding, severed communications, damaged roads, ruined crops and left thousands of Cubans homeless.
Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.