CUPW Issues 72-Hour Strike Notices

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Tuesday October 16 2018
No. 48

Today, your National Executive Board issued what is known as a “72-hour strike notice” to Canada Post for both the RSMC and Urban units. The National Executive Board has decided that the strike will begin on Monday morning, October 22, 2018, at 00:01 should we not have reached negotiated settlements.

The National Executive Board has opted for rotating strikes. Their locations and intensity will depend on Canada Post’s actions at the bargaining table in the days to come.


Unresolved Issues

After over 10 months of negotiations and despite our efforts to resolve key issues, the parties are still far apart on many of your demands.

The following are some of the key demands that have not been resolved:

  • Wage increases above the rate of inflation
  • Improvements to Group 1 Staffing
  • Job Security
  • Reduce overburdening for letter carriers
  • One-bundle delivery
  • RSMC Pay for all hours worked and minimum guaranteed hours
  • Elimination of 2013 wage charts
  • End obligation of RSMCs to find a replacement for their own absences
  • Improvements to the STDP
  • Protection of bargaining unit work
  • Post-retirement benefits for RSMCs
  • RSMCs to be paid directly by Canada Post when on work-related accidents


When and What Action May Occur

Details of the locations which will be on strike will be communicated to the locals with enough notice to prepare for the actions.



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In Solidarity,

Nancy Beauchamp
Chief Negotiator, RSMC bargaining unit
Sylvain Lapointe
Chief Negotiator, Urban Unit