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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.
Tuesday November 6 2018
On November 5, 2018 in the early evening, Sisters Jan Simpson, Nancy Beauchamp, Brothers Mike Palecek and Sylvain Lapointe met with Minister of Labour, Ms Patty Hajdu and Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Ms Carla Qualtrough. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the state of negotiations. At this meeting, we reiterated our will to achieve negotiated settlements.
Tuesday November 6 2018
We salute all members and their families and communities who celebrate Diwali and the Festival of Lights and especially in this time of struggle.
Monday November 5 2018
For years Canada Post management submitted false injury reports to Labour Canada and claimed that injuries were being dramatically reduced. Eventually management was caught and the truth about injuries at Canada Post was revealed.
Sunday November 4 2018
After more than ten months of negotiations, the intervention of two mediators and two weeks of rotating strikes, Canada Post is more and more showing its true colours. All of its lofty rhetoric and the image it is attempting to project to its employees and the public are turning out to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors. It needs to be said: Canada Post talks the talk, but doesn’t walk the walk.
Friday November 2 2018
Today, the mandate of the mediator appointed by the Minister of Labour, Ms.Patti Hajdu, ended. The mediator, Mr. Morton Mitchnick, had been working with the parties since October 24, 2018. In spite of the assistance of the mediator, Canada Post has refused to resolve any of your key issues.
Friday November 2 2018
Refusing overtime has different practical meaning for different status, classifications and functions. You may have questions.
Wednesday October 31 2018

In an unconscionable act of hate, a man attacked worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday.

Wednesday October 31 2018

The days are quickly passing, the strike activity is escalating and while there has been some movement from Canada Post at the bargaining table, al

Wednesday October 31 2018

The National Executive Board has called for a nationwide overtime ban effective November 1 at 12:01 a.m.

Tuesday October 30 2018
While many of you have been out on the street showing your support for improved health and safety, better working conditions, more permanent work and less precarious employment, improved staffing, fair compensation for all and equality, your negotiating committee has been battling hard and working long hours to make this happen. So far, none of these important demands have been resolved.
Monday October 29 2018
Earlier this year an arbitrator ruled that the work of Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) is of equal value to their urban counterparts, but there are still numerous issues to address before RSMCs have rights and conditions that are truly equal.
Sunday October 28 2018
Your negotiating committee worked long hours all weekend with the assistance of Mediator Morton Mitchnick, in an attempt to unblock what seemed to be an impasse. We met with both the mediator and Canada Post numerous times over the weekend and we will continue to meet with the objective to achieve negotiated settlements. Your negotiators are determined to get the agreements that you deserve.
Wednesday October 24 2018

The mediator appointed by the Government to assist the parties, Mr. Morton Mitchnick has now arrived in Ottawa.