During the 2011 round of negotiations, the employer changed some of the working conditions of CUPW urban unit members starting on May 30, 2011, until Bill C-6 came into effect on June 27, 2011. The Union filed National Grievance N00-10-00001 to challenge this decision. The bill provided for resuming postal service and extending the collective agreement as of February 1, 2011 until a new collective agreement came into effect.
Arbitrator André Bergeron rendered a final decision in the matter on October 30, 2014, in which he allowed the great majority of the Union’s claims. Following an extensive legal battle before Quebec tribunals, the parties finally reached a settlement on August 21, 2018.
The agreement provides for the complete and final resolution of National Grievances N00-10-00001 and N00-07-00037, as well as related individual grievances, through the implementation of Arbitrator Bergeron’s decision dated October 30, 2014. The agreement also sets out a thirty (30) day period for the parties to agree on a process for compensating the affected workers. The Canada Post Corporation (CPC) also committed to adequately compensating all affected workers regardless of whether they had filed an individual grievance.
The parties met at the national level and agreed that an initial payment would be made on November 15, 2018. This payment will settle some of the June 2011 disputes and will cover all urban unit members who were affected and who are still employees of the Canada Post Corporation. Employees who have left the Corporation for any reason will receive the payment at a later date, yet to be determined. This payment will cover the following remedies requested:
If you believe you are entitled to one or more of the above-mentioned remedies and do not receive the November 15, 2018 payment, please contact your union representative or local and provide the required information, which will be forwarded to the National Office for representations on your behalf.
In the future, we will inform you by way of communications or bulletins of subsequent payments to be made by the Canada Post Corporation for other disputes.