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Tuesday November 13 2018
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Tuesday December 4 2018
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Friday January 17 2020
After nearly nine months of largely unproductive talks, on January 15, 2020, the Union presented a global offer to the employer. The offer, made on a without prejudice basis, included the issues discussed at the previous GMMs, such as wage increases in the years after Bill 148 that would see Communications Officers back on par with the wages of an ACP; an increase to annual leave entitlements; payout of unused Education Allowance; introduction of a Temporary Employee Supplement; addressing the unilateral change made by the employer to the designation of SCOs and the payment of the responsibility premium; and, finally, addressing the LTD premiums by joining the HANS LTD plan.
Thursday January 9 2020

Most parts of the country get extreme cold weather at various times throughout the winter, and this year is no exception.

Wednesday January 8 2020
We celebrate Tamil heritage each January, as the federal government expressed it, “to recognize the contributions that Tamil-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the Tamil language and culture, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Tamil heritage for future generations.”
Friday December 20 2019

Yesterday, without any warning, CPC announced that they would not proceed with their witnesses that were scheduled to appear in the afternoon and t

Friday December 20 2019

We informed you last month when the federally-appointed arbitrator on our Urban Postal Operations and RSMC collective agreements applied for an ext

Wednesday December 18 2019

On your October 17, 2019 pay, there was a deduction for union dues arrears.

Thursday December 12 2019

On behalf of the CUPW Insurance Trust Fund, I am pleased to inform you that your CUPW life insurance coverage will increase, effective January 1, 2

Monday December 16 2019

The Conference of the Parties (COP) was held in Madrid last week, and rewarded petroleum producers and the biggest polluters with a continued clear

Wednesday December 11 2019

In accordance with clause 4.11 of the CUPW National Constitution, “The National Work Measurement Committee shall be made up of t

Wednesday December 11 2019

The holiday season is upon us once again.

Tuesday December 10 2019

Tuesday December 10 is International Human Rights Day.

Thursday October 31 2019

There are three ways to support CUPW and the labour movement during your retirement:

Monday September 9 2019

The minutes of the National Joint Uniform Committee meetings are written, translated and provided by Canada Post Corporation.

Monday September 9 2019

The minutes of the National Joint Uniform Committee meetings are written, translated and provided by Canada Post Corporation.

Wednesday December 4 2019
During the negotiation, currently before Arbitrator McPherson, CUPW and the employer had an agreement in principle to test flexible dynamic routing delivery models and to develop a pilot project to address the overburdening associated with the evaluation of relay boxes and "park and loop" delivery. Arbitrator McPherson will determine whether a study of the percentage of coverage should be included in the collective agreement and added to other projects under Appendix "AA".
Friday December 6 2019
On December 6, 1989, a man entered a mechanical engineering classroom at Montreal’s École Polytechnique armed with a semi-automatic weapon. After separating the women from the men, he opened fire on the women. When he was finished, fourteen young women were dead, and thirteen other people wounded.
Thursday November 28 2019
The National Executive Board has agreed to participate in an Appendix “T” pilot project regarding schedule structures in order to deal with the increase in the Amazon Depot Direct Induction volumes (DDI) above the present daily cap. The location of the pilot is in selected depots in the Greater Vancouver area, in Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and North Burnaby.
Wednesday November 27 2019
Bill C-89, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services was passed by the federal Liberal majority in the House of Commons on November 24, 2018 and took effect at noon on November 27. One year has passed.
Friday November 22 2019

Update

Many members felt anger and frustration at the news that the arbitrator responsible for determining our collective agreements, and o

Wednesday November 20 2019
CUPW is appalled to see international actors including Canada, the UK and the U.S.A. condoning a coup d’état in Bolivia, enacted by a group of military, police, and right-wing politicians.
Tuesday November 19 2019
At National Consultation held on October 11, 2019, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) presented their 2019 Operational and Staffing Peak Season Plan for the Urban bargaining unit. CPC informed CUPW that they are expecting a 31% increase in parcels/packets for the 2019 Peak Season. In addition, CPC stated that in order to accommodate the increase of parcel/packets, CPC intends to hire 1894 temporary employees for Group 1 and 1874 temporary employees for Group 2. The usage of temporary employees has to be inline with the Urban collective agreement.
Monday November 18 2019
We have now completed 35 days of hearings. There are 4 dates scheduled for December; 3rd, 6th, 19th and 20th. Canada Post has used 15 hearing dates so far. When the Arbitrator asked about how much longer they need to complete their case, the answer from their counsel was vague. He never really answered the question but stated they think they have 3 or 4 more witnesses to go.
Wednesday November 13 2019
In our June 28 bulletin (bulletin # 082), we explained that in the current round of negotiations, the parties (CUPW and CPC) agreed to amend some provisions and classifications related to groups 3 and 4.
Friday November 8 2019

CUPW is negotiating a first collective agreement for Bee Clean workers in Moncton and Saint John, New Brunswick.