CUPW is inviting members to apply to be on the negotiating committees of the Urban Postal Operations (UPO) bargaining unit and the Rural and Suburban Mail Carrier (RSMC) bargaining unit.
Article 6.11 of the CUPW constitution requires that the UPO unit be comprised of at least one woman, one francophone and one anglophone. Article 6.03 says the National Executive Board will determine the composition of other negotiating committees.
The RSMC contract expires on December 31, 2015 and the urban agreement expires on January 31, 2016. But negotiations preparations have already begun. CUPW locals are currently holding meetings to adopt their demands. These demands will be debated at the Regional Conferences in June. In August, the National Executive Board will put together a program of demands for each bargaining unit and submit this program to each unit’s members for ratification in September. The union expects to pick members of both negotiating committees after convention in May.
Applicants must fill out an application form and send it to:
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
377 Bank Street
Deadline for applications: April 24, 2015
Job begins: May 2015
Duration of job: 9 to 12 months. May be shortened or extended.
Pay: The Union Representative rate will apply. Per diem and accommodation will be provided, if required.