Today there are thousands of temporary workers at Canada Post. These workers:
Many temporary workers stay working at Canada Post hoping to obtain full-time employment. In some locations Group 1 members have to wait many years to obtain regular employment even though CPC has the ability to create full-time positions.
Appendix ‘P’ in the existing Urban Operations collective agreement sets a minimum ratio for full-time hours in Group 1. Canada Post management could staff to maintain the ratio, but intentionally violates it, blocking the creation of full-time positions. History shows it is possible to maximize the use of full-time employees to perform the work. The problem is that senior management at the national level does nothing to require management in the processing plants and retail facilities to staff properly.
Staffing with regular full-time positions will not only benefit temporary workers. Creating full-time positions would also give part-time employees the opportunity to become full-time.
Also, more full-time positions would allow for greater rotation of duties and greater transfer opportunities for existing full-time employees.
When management wants to staff properly it can do so without sacrificing efficiency:
However, under Moya Greene and Deepak Chopra, management ended the policy to maximize full-time jobs. Since then management has chosen to rely on precarious employment instead of creating decent, secure full-time, middle-class jobs.