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Saturday November 24 2018
Bill C-89 passed the House of Commons last night. Even though mediator-assisted negotiations are still going on, the Trudeau Liberal government chose to undercut our bargaining power and send us back to the same old unresolved problems in the workplace. We condemn the legislation as a hypocritical act by a government that promised to defend workers’ rights, claimed to stand for equality for women, and claimed to stand for expanding and defending the middle class. It’s unacceptable for any government to violate workers’ Charter rights, especially one that said it would work to improve labour relations at Canada Post. Shame on Trudeau and Hajdu, who promised better.
Friday November 23 2018
As the debate carries on over the back to work legislation, your negotiating committee is continuing to work with mediator Mr. Morton Mitchnick. We will continue as long as we can to attempt and achieve negotiated collective agreements. Legislation and arbitration are not the way to resolve this dispute and to try and improve the relationship between CUPW and Canada Post.
Friday November 23 2018
The Pay Equity Implementation Committee has been meeting with Canada Post representatives to establish timelines for the payment of the retroactive amounts owing to RSMCs. These payments will be made in lump sum amounts.
Friday November 23 2018
The Liberal government has intervened in the labour dispute at Canada Post. The Minister of Labour introduced back-to-work legislation that fundamentally violates the right to free collective bargaining, guaranteed to all workers in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We know from experience that Canada Post management has only one strategy: sit back and wait for legislation, and the Liberal government is now doing their dirty work.
Friday November 23 2018
December 6, 1989, is a day that will forever remain engraved in our collective memory. At the École Polytechnique in Montréal, a man shot and killed 14 women because he was opposed to equality and to feminism. That day, twenty-nine years ago, the face of misogyny reared its ugly head in spectacular fashion. It is the single most deadly event in Canadian history.
Wednesday November 21 2018
So far Canada Post has not moved on any of our key issues. Justice Firestone stated in his decision that after the Conservative Government introduced the back-to-work legislation in 2011, that Canada Post hardened their position in bargaining. The effect of this legislation was to “substantially interfere” and “to disrupt the balance of a meaningful process of collective bargaining”.
Tuesday November 20 2018
In an effort to achieve negotiated collective agreements and end the strike activities, the Minister of Labour, Ms Patty Hajdu has given mediator Mr. Morton Mitchnick another mandate. This government has said they agree that a negotiated settlement is the best resolution in the long run, they believe in free collective bargaining and agreed to renew the mandate of the mediator Morton Mitchnick for a short period of time. CUPW believes that the threat of back-to-work legislation will undermine the chances of negotiated settlements. We’ll do our best to reach a negotiated settlement as quickly as possible with the assistance of the mediator. We will see shortly if this was a real attempt to achieve negotiated settlements.
Tuesday November 20 2018
For the past 30 days, 50,000 postal workers have been taking turns on the picket lines in the hopes of obtaining: decent jobs; help with their workload; pay for all hours worked; and an improved short-term disability program. Are we being unreasonable in asking our employer to resolve our major issues: health and safety, gender equality, decent middle class jobs? The answer is NO!
Monday November 19 2018

On Monday, November 19, Canada Post responded to our November 17th global offers.

Sunday November 18 2018
As of 6:00 p.m. today, we have not received any communications from the Canada Post Negotiating Committee with respect to the offers we presented yesterday evening. Nor have we received any reply from the Minister of Labour to our request that she appoint a mediator to assist the parties. We will keep you informed as developments occur.
Saturday November 17 2018
On Saturday, November 17, 2018 we responded to Canada Post’s November 14th global offer by presenting them with a global offer that addresses our needs and our demands. A Negotiated Collective Agreement is Possible - We believe that our proposal can be the basis of a collective agreement. To that end we have requested that the Minister of Labour appoint a mediator to assist the parties to negotiate a collective agreement.
Saturday November 17 2018
On Saturday, November 17, 2018 we responded to Canada Post’s November 14th global offer by presenting them with a global offer that addresses our needs and our demands. A Negotiated Collective Agreement is Possible - We believe that our proposal can be the basis of a collective agreement. To that end we have requested that the Minister of Labour appoint a mediator to assist the parties to negotiate a collective agreement.
Friday November 16 2018
Our National Executive Board and the negotiating committee have been reviewing Canada Post’s latest offers. It’s clear they’ll have to do better – these offers are not a basis for settlement. The union is preparing a response. While we do that, the NEB thanks all members for the hard work that you have been doing to hold the line.
Thursday November 15 2018
Canada Post has been saying in the media that they have offered “job security”. What Canada Post has offered is not real job security for the RSMCs whose jobs might be eliminated.
Wednesday November 14 2018
Your negotiating committee has now had an opportunity to review and analyze the new RSMC global offer that we received from Canada Post on November 14, 2018 in the afternoon. Canada Post says this latest offer will expire at 11:59 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Canada Post has made some movements towards addressing our key priorities, however, we have a long way to go to achieve a negotiated collective agreement. There are many key issues missing, in addition to unacceptable proposals from Canada Post.
Wednesday November 14 2018
Your negotiating committee has now had an opportunity to review and analyze the latest global offer that we received from Canada Post on November 14, 2018 in the afternoon. Canada Post says this latest offer will expire at 11:59 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Canada Post has made some movements towards addressing our key priorities, however, we have a long way to go to achieve a negotiated collective agreement.
Wednesday November 14 2018
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, we received a new offer from Canada Post for both the RSMC and Urban Operations bargaining units.
Tuesday November 13 2018

Background

Canada Post Corporation (CPC) began to implement Postal Transformation (PT) in 2010.

Monday November 12 2018

After many attempts to resolve the many outstanding issues that were necessary to achieve negotiated collective agreements, the parties remain far

Saturday November 10 2018

The parties are continuing to work with Mediator, Mr. Morton Mitchnick.

Saturday November 10 2018

Courage, focus and patience! We are up against big forces and an “operations” culture that has used us. It is not easy and we need each other.

Friday November 9 2018
The Union continues to work hard, with the assistance of Mediator, Mr. Morton Mitchnick, to move our negotiations forward. Your negotiating committee has presented all of our key issues to Mr. Mitchnick and we have given him the full background of why these issues must be addressed.
Thursday November 8 2018
Some are asking how the overtime ban applies during the upcoming long weekend. Eight hours is eight hours - The overtime ban applies to ALL work performed at a premium rate (Remembrance Day is therefore part of the OT ban.) The overtime ban DOES NOT prevent part-time extensions and work for temporary workers up to a maximum of eight hours per day, forty hours per week.
Thursday November 8 2018
Montreal - November 29 & 30 And December 1st, 2018 - This conference is organized by the Centre international de solidarité ouvrière (CISO) (International Centre for Worker Solidarity), a vital forum where Quebec unions come together to focus on issues of international solidarity, particularly with a view to sharing resources and exchanging alternative information. Members interested in applying to attend this conference must do so by November 20, 2018.
Wednesday November 7 2018
Today, Minister of Labour Ms Patty Hajdu extended the appointment of Mr. Morton Mitchnick as a mediator, for a period of 4 days, to assist the parties in reaching negotiated collective agreements. Your negotiating committee will work with Mr. Mitchnick to achieve the improvements that we need in our collective agreements.