Long Weekend Update: Urban Ops

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Tuesday October 9 2018
No. 45

Your negotiating committee worked hard all weekend in an attempt to get a negotiated collective agreement. Unfortunately, many key issues remain unresolved. We made some progress but we still have a long way to go to get a good settlement.


Some Issues Resolved

Some agreements in principle were reached over the weekend:

  • Language on collation of neighbourhood mail for centralized points of call
  • A domestic violence policy
  • A process for diversity hiring
  • Retiree Dental Plan, Basic Life Insurance and Canada Post Paid Death Benefit now protected in collective agreements
  • A study to reduce letter carrier overburdening
  • Coverage of fertility drugs under the extended healthcare plan


Issues that were resolved prior to this weekend:

  • Access to Information for letter carrier restructures
  • The addition of genetic characteristics to the definition of discrimination
  • Updating the dental fee guide


Unresolved Issues

Some of the following CUPW demands have not been resolved:

  • Wage increases above the rate of inflation
  • Improvements to Group 1 Staffing
  • Reduce overburdening for letter carriers
  • Expansion of Services
  • Elimination of 2013 wage charts
  • Access to Information for Group 1
  • Limits on unwanted overtime
  • Social Stewards recognized in collective agreement


Now Is The Time

It is now time to send Canada Post a very strong message that we must have a negotiated settlement now! It is up to all of you to take action, make noise and demand respect.


Together We Will Get the Agreement We Deserve!


In Solidarity,

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