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Most Recent Bulletins

Friday November 1 2019

After hearings on October 23 and 30, we have now completed 34 days of arbitration.

Sunday October 20 2019
WHEREAS The existing retirement income system in Canada has failed to deliver secure and adequate retirement incomes for most workers, and partic
Thursday October 31 2019

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers continues to stand in solidarity with the Chilean people, who took to the streets this month to demand democra

Tuesday October 29 2019
What could the children at the Ilebrekke child care centre be getting ready for? Over the last month the children have been engaged in a project to explore the work of contemporary Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama (famous for her polka-dot installations).
Friday October 25 2019

The National Committee of Parents in Kindergarten (child care), known as FUB, ensures that parents have input into discussions on kindergarten poli

Thursday October 24 2019
We just attended the International Centre for Early Childhood Education and Care conference (agenda: http://bit.ly/2JifzAs) in Berlin where inequality in access to ECEC was discussed from many points of view. It was a great way to begin our “Building Robust Child Care Systems,” a 2-year research project to learn how select countries have been working to build comprehensive, quality, affordable child care systems that meet families’ needs.
Monday September 30 2019

Here are some of the issues for retirees to think about:

Saturday August 31 2019

In mid-August, all members of the Canada Post Defined Benefit pension plan, including retirees, will be receiving a letter from Canada Post seeking

Wednesday October 23 2019
These are pocket-sized reference cards about the right to refuse unsafe work. Locals or individual members can print and cut them out from the pdf files on cupw.ca. Locals without the means to print the cards may order the quantity needed from the national office’s print shop, to the attention of printshop@cupw-sttp.org
Wednesday October 23 2019
CUPW buckled down and made a strong showing in our 2019 federal election campaign. We mobilized workfloors and engaged locals and members with the Delivering Community Power vision. Our coordinators did all they could to inform our members on the issues that affect our work, and get out the postal worker vote. Now we have the results!
Friday October 18 2019
AUTHORIZED BY THE OFFICIAL AGENT FOR THE CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS. - cupw.ca - Sisters and Brothers, I am sharing with you these facts from the Elections Canada website (www.elections.ca). Remember: your vote in this election is crucial to elect progressive and worker friendly Members of Parliament.
Thursday October 17 2019
We continued with our busy arbitration schedule by completing 8 days of hearings in the last three weeks. We have now completed 32 days of hearings. We presented our entire case in 20 days, which included hearing evidence and the cross-examination of 28 witnesses. So far Canada Post has used 12 days of hearings and we have heard evidence from 3 witnesses. They still have their fourth witness on the stand and have at least 3 more witnesses to go after that.
Wednesday October 16 2019
Following a National Executive Board decision, members of the rural unit will be delivering a Canadian Tire neighbourhood mail item starting on November 12, 2019.
Wednesday October 16 2019
Following a National Executive Board decision, members of the urban unit will be delivering a Canadian Tire neighbourhood mail item starting on November 12, 2019.
Monday October 7 2019
Federal Election 2019 Fact Sheet
Monday October 7 2019
Our Issues: Report Card on Federal Political Party Positions
Monday October 7 2019
AUTHORIZED BY THE OFFICIAL AGENT FOR THE CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS. As the majority of CUPW members work in the federal public sector, we have a stake in many federal election issues. As well, the question of how to address climate change is a major issue in 2019, which means that our Delivering Community Power campaign is a good fit for introducing service expansion, postal banking, along with building a greener postal service.
Friday October 4 2019
Arbitration resumed on September 26 with a very intense schedule. There are 8 days of hearings scheduled over a three week period. Canada Post continued presenting its evidence.
Thursday October 3 2019
Since May 1, when this campaign launched, the organizing campaign by Foodora couriers in Toronto and Mississauga has been intense and high-profile. CUPW is proud to join their struggle and welcome them as members. Since our last bulletin on the campaign, we’ve accomplished a lot.
Thursday May 31 2018
In view of the decision of Canada Post and of the Harper Government to enter into consultations and negotiations on their proposal to convert our Defined Benefits Pension Plan into a Target Benefits Pension Plan, a group of retirees decided to form a National Organization to represent Retired Postal Workers. The immediate response of hundreds of retirees confirmed that we were right that retirees wanted to be represented and stop any roll back to our Defined Benefits Pension Plan.
Tuesday October 1 2019
We represent TForce Final Mile couriers and other employees in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Red Deer, Kelowna, Victoria, Prince George, Kamloops and Nanaimo. CUPW served notice to bargain for all these units in December 2017. It’s been a rough round of bargaining at times. As you’ve seen in previous updates, we are now concluding successful negotiations in one unit after another
Wednesday September 25 2019
DSRA – RSMC Log Sheets / Urban Edit Books - Canada Post Corporation (CPC) is working on a new modernized system called Delivery Systems Re-Architecture (DSRA).- Through this new system CPC has currently digitized the RSMC log sheets and Point of Call (POC) maintenance report. This means that information currently captured manually, will now be captured on the Portable Data Terminal (PDT). CPC will be implementing this new process nationally on September 30th, 2019. Log sheets will continue to be provided if requested.
Tuesday September 24 2019
We continue to meet regularly with Canada Post to resolve more issues pertaining to the 2011 Lockout. CPC will issue another payment on October 2, 2019, Pay Period 20, to those affected members who have not been paid for their entitlement under Article 21 (special leaves) of the collective agreement. CPC will not be sending out a letter of notification with an explanation for these payments.
Tuesday September 24 2019
On July 4, CUPW and the employer signed a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a committee to review the collective agreement articles concerning Groups 3 and 4. We need two (2) union representatives on this committee. Its mandate will be to review all the articles concerning Groups 3 and 4 in order to reach, if possible, an agreement to standardize these provisions. Its mandate will also be to develop a job description for the new Lead Hand classification in Groups 3 and 4.