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Friday March 15 2019

Day six of the arbitration for our collective agreements has now been completed.

Thursday March 14 2019

What is #FridaysForFuture?

Children are required to attend school.

Wednesday March 13 2019

Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) is urging the public to sign a petition to the Minister of National Revenue to have the Jewish National Fund (JNF)

Monday March 11 2019

The National Executive Board has adopted the following resolution:

Friday March 8 2019

CUPW is participating in an international North American delegation to recognize the grand opening of the James Connolly Centre in Belfast Ireland

Friday March 8 2019
CUPW and CPC have agreed the 2018 Dental Fee Guide will apply, effective January 1, 2019. As you will recall, during negotiations CUPW and Canada Post agreed and signed language which stated that, as of January 1, 2019 the 2018 Dental Fee Guide would apply, on January 1, 2020 the 2019 fee guide would apply and finally January 1, 2021, the 2020 fee guide would apply.
Thursday March 7 2019
Please note that the deadline for applications to Labour College is March 31, 2019 - Are you committed to building stronger and broader labour and social justice movements? Do you want a better understanding of the forces that shape workers’ lives? Do you want to be part of an activist network, and build up your research and strategic planning skills? Are you an activist with a demonstrated commitment to playing a leadership role in your union and building the labour movement for the future?
Tuesday March 5 2019
We have received many questions and concerns from RSMCs regarding Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD). We hope this bulletin answers your questions and addresses your concerns.
Thursday February 28 2019
The Union has lost another fighter; comrade; brother. Dave Stutt, a tireless advocate and activist who stood up for his fellow sisters and brothers throughout his career, has passed.
Tuesday February 26 2019

The retroactive payment that was expected to be on Pay Period 4 has been rescheduled for Pay Period 5.

Friday February 22 2019
Last week, QA Courier, a bike courier company in Montreal fired five of its six bike couriers for walking off the job. The couriers refused to work because a winter storm, which dropped 40 cm of snow on the city, made their working conditions unsafe.
Friday February 22 2019
In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) created a poster celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, commemorating all the women who helped Canada’s labour movement come into its own in the early 20th century, and those who continue to fight today.
Friday February 22 2019
Days four and five of the arbitration on our collective agreements have now been completed. On February 19, 2019 we introduced evidence related to letter carrier delivery and over burdening. On February 21, 2019, National Union Representative Nicolas Presne testified on the technical aspects of letter carrier work. Following video evidence of Cari-Anne Gordon, a letter carrier from Saskatoon on her route, she testified about the difficulties of using the back-to-back method, particularly in extreme cold. This is just one of the hazards that letter carriers have to deal with.
Thursday February 14 2019
On February 12th, 2019 the Union introduced its first witnesses in the arbitration of the collective agreements. Correcting the injustices done to us by the unconstitutional 2011 special legislation, health and safety, overburdening, precarious work and equality are our main focus.
Friday February 8 2019
Changes To The Canada Revenue Agency Automobile Allowance Rates - On January 4, 2019, the Canada Revenue Agency increased the per-kilometre non-taxable automobile allowance. In accordance with clause 33.01(b), changes to the Canada Revenue Agency’s automobile allowance rates become applicable sixty (60) days following the Canada Revenue Agency’s effective change date.
Friday February 8 2019
At the end of January, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) was present at the unveiling of a commemorative stamp featuring Albert Jackson — Canada's first black letter carrier — more than 100 years after his death.
Thursday February 7 2019
On February 6, 2019, after direction from Arbitrator MacPherson, Canada Post provided its position on the matters in dispute for the upcoming arbitration. Not only did Canada Post roll back from its position in November 2018, they did nothing to improve working conditions for RSMCs.
Thursday February 7 2019
On February 6, 2019, after direction from Arbitrator MacPherson, Canada Post provided its position on the matters in dispute for the upcoming arbitration. Not only did Canada Post roll back from its position in November 2018, it did nothing to improve working conditions for Urban Operations members. Canada Post stated in its February 6, 2019 proposal “CUPW’s goal in bargaining appeared to be to regain what it perceives as “rollbacks” that were agreed to in past rounds of bargaining, and were designed to assist the corporation to remain competitive and financially sound.”
Thursday February 7 2019
CUPW condemns the Government of Canada’s decision to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, over the elected president Nicolas Maduro. It is deeply disturbing that the Canadian government has chosen to support this US-backed coup, which is in direct violation of international law. By following the US agenda in Venezuela, Canada has aligned itself with the right-wing regimes of the Lima Group and Donald Trump, who resemble past US governments who intervened and disrupted democratically elected governments in the Americas and elsewhere in the world. This is unacceptable.
Wednesday February 6 2019
The potentially impacted employees are those hired into the CUPW-UPO bargaining unit on or after February 1, 2013 and either promoted or transferred into a new function with a higher maximum rate of pay. The Union has been in discussions with CPC since August 2018 about how they were incorrectly calculating pay increments for indeterminate employees, and have finally gotten an agreement. CPC was not following the language under article 35.08(a) promotion. CPC has agreed to...
Friday February 1 2019
In our continued efforts to resolve issues that members had with the first payout on November 15, 2018, pay period 23, Canada Post will be issuing another payment on February 21, 2019. This payment will be for members who did not receive the correct compensation that they would have been entitled to. Some of these members reported the situation either to the Union or CPC through Access HR.
Friday February 1 2019
(REDISTRIBUTED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2019) This year some regions were hit unexpectedly early, and more periods of extreme cold weather will surely come. Most parts of the country get extreme cold weather at various times throughout the winter. Take steps to protect yourself and encourage your co-workers to do the same.
Thursday January 31 2019
Postal workers put up with a lot. We face harassment, bullying and overwork all too frequently. Some of us were expected to deliver racist, anti-Semitic, and sexist material in a publication called Your Ward News, but workers stood up and put a stop to it.
Friday January 25 2019
On January 24th we received confirmation from Arbitrator Elizabeth McPherson regarding the issues in dispute that will be argued at Arbitration. Arbitrator McPherson was appointed by the Government on December 10th, 2018 to arbitrate the RSMC and Urban Collective Agreements as a result of the Back to Work Legislation that was imposed on November 26th, 2018.
Friday January 25 2019
February is Black History Month. Throughout this month we celebrate the heritage, traditions, achievements, and culture of people of African descent and diaspora. It’s been officially recognized by the federal government since 1995. Each year CUPW honours an individual, place or story of African heritage.