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Monday April 6 2020
OTTAWA - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is concerned that a new distribution deal may be rewarding Amazon Canada for creating stressful, precarious jobs; ignoring workers’ demands for health and safety; and interfering with their right to unionize.
Monday April 6 2020
On April 6, we’ve confirmed a change in Canada Post Corporation’s (CPC) practice for: Workers over 70, Pregnant workers, and Immune-suppressed/High-risk workers.
Friday April 3 2020
Download and Print: Physical Distancing Poster - WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER - 6 FEET APART
Sunday March 22 2020
Send this to your local executive on a daily basis. Local executives should then forward to their REOO, and CC the National on a daily basis.
Wednesday April 1 2020
Minister Morneau, I am writing on behalf of over 50,000 postal workers, including Foodora couriers, whom we’ve filed an application to represent, and in support of the thousands of gig-economy delivery workers who have been deemed essential during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We call on the Federal Government to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act (CERB) to all workers who have seen a reduction or elimination or work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunday March 1 2020

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Tuesday March 31 2020
These are challenging and stressful times for CUPW members. The loss of normalcy; the loss of connection; the invisible, unknown health risks, and not knowing what tomorrow will bring are all testing us. The whole world is feeling worried – including me.
Tuesday March 31 2020
As we’ve been saying since this crisis began, collective action is the key, more than ever, to getting through this together, in the best possible state of health and safety. Pressure from local union representatives and members makes a difference and we’re seeing the results.
Friday March 27 2020
PURPOSE: This document outlines some options for handling heavy or O/S parcels while maintaining the practices of physical (social) distancing. Different options can be used by different work centers, depending on mail type, layout of the work center and equipment available.
Friday March 27 2020
PURPOSE: This document outlines the safe procedures during the loose unloading process center while maintaining the recommendations of social distancing and how to identify unstable loads.
Friday March 27 2020
PURPOSE: This document outlines the safe practices for working in a loose load work center while maintaining the recommendations of physical (social) distancing.
Sunday March 22 2020
Effective March 22, most post offices open to the public one hour later than usual, and close one hour earlier. This does not change your work schedule or mail clearance schedules. Canada Post’s message to members about this and other changes effective March 22 is available PDF icon here.
Monday March 30 2020
Since the first COVID-19 case was identified in Canada on January 27, 2020, postal workers, along with your local, regional, and national union representatives, have been demanding health and safety measures be properly implemented.
Monday March 30 2020
All the while that we have been responding to the COVID-19 crisis, we were preparing for the possibility of postal workers being infected. Indeed, last week in St. John’s, NL, we had confirmed cases of COVID-19. While the local and regional representatives were responding, the national office kept close watch on Canada Post Corporation management to ensure that our members were properly protected.
Sunday March 22 2020
Canada Post issued updated instructions to supervisors on Sunday March 22 regarding PDF icon Special Leave for childcare and elder care, updated process for quarantine, and cancelling vacation. You can seek more information from your supervisor, and here is the employee letter that was to be distributed to you on March 22.
Tuesday March 17 2020
On March 18, Canada Post Corporation issued some new directives on social distancing in and around the workplace – for PDF icon retail, for PDF icon plants, and for PDF icon delivery. Also, they are directing workers who have returned to Canada from any international destination since March 14 not to report to work and to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Tuesday March 17 2020
On March 18, Canada Post Corporation issued some new directives on social distancing in and around the workplace – for PDF icon retail, for PDF icon plants, and for PDF icon delivery. Also, they are directing workers who have returned to Canada from any international destination since March 14 not to report to work and to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Tuesday March 17 2020
On March 18, Canada Post Corporation issued some new directives on social distancing in and around the workplace – for PDF icon retail, for PDF icon plants, and for PDF icon delivery. Also, they are directing workers who have returned to Canada from any international destination since March 14 not to report to work and to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Sunday March 15 2020
Canada Post also issued new methods for PDF icon retail counters and for PDF icon delivery of Personal Contact Items. The policy should be available in your workplace. If your supervisor or co-workers can’t answer all your questions, please go to your steward or local health and safety representative for more information.
Friday March 13 2020
Canada Post also issued new methods for PDF icon retail counters and for PDF icon delivery of Personal Contact Items. The policy should be available in your workplace. If your supervisor or co-workers can’t answer all your questions, please go to your steward or local health and safety representative for more information.
Monday March 30 2020
OTTAWA - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is closely monitoring the measures that are being implemented in Canada Post facilities to minimize the risk, albeit low, of COVID-19 spreading via the postal system. Our members can rest assured that our priority is their health and safety.
Friday March 27 2020
As you know, these are unique circumstances! We hear a lot about the amazing work being done by CUPW members to ensure that the postal service continues. However, this unprecedented crisis is affecting our social life, as well as our physical, psychological and even economic well-being. CUPW members are frontline workers, and as such, we have a responsibility to take care of each other at work and at home.
Friday March 27 2020
Late yesterday afternoon, Canada Post counsel notified the Arbitrator and our counsel that they would not cross examine either Cathy Kennedy or Sylvain Lapointe. They also stated that they would have no sur reply evidence. This was confirmed via video conference this morning. The evidence portion of the arbitration is now complete.
Thursday March 26 2020
Dear Sisters, Brothers and Comrades: The current situation is unprecedented and requires us to take exceptional measures to ensure postal workers can safely provide services to all Canadians. For this reason, CUPW, in collaboration with CPC, have developed a tool for Local Joint Health and Safety Committees (LJHSCs), as well as Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in facilities with 19 or fewer employees.
Thursday March 26 2020
In Ontario, there is a mandatory government order to close non-essential businesses due to COVID-19. Despite this order, we wanted to ensure that the arbitration hearing continued, so we worked with the Arbitrator, CPC and our IT department to find a way to proceed. This process has been going on for a very long time and we are very close to the end.