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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.
Tuesday January 22 2019
The first two days of hearings, in front of Arbitrator MacPherson, are now complete. Much of the time was spent clarifying the “matters” that are still in dispute and will be argued during the arbitration. After hearing the submissions from the CUPW and Canada Post counsels, the arbitrator made her ruling on the matters that are in dispute.
Thursday January 17 2019
Please be advised that during strike activities from October 22 to November 27, 2018, Canada Post did not collect union dues.
Tuesday January 15 2019
The arbitration process, imposed on us in the back to work legislation, officially begins on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Your negotiating committee and our legal counsel, along with Canada Post representatives, will meet with Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson to discuss the issues in dispute and the arbitration process.
Thursday December 20 2018
This is it, as of January 1st, RSMCs will finally see the result of the pay equity process on their pay stub for pay period #2 (December 30, 2018 to January 12, 2019), which you will receive on January 24, 2019. Your activity values will be increased to reflect the salary rate of letter carriers. You will also be entitled to new paid leaves, will have access faster to an increased amount of annual leave, and will be eligible to pre-retirement leave and other benefits described below in this bulletin.
Wednesday December 19 2018
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.
Tuesday December 18 2018
On October 5, 2016, the House of Commons declared the month of January as Tamil Heritage month, by unanimous motion. From a population of fewer than 150 Tamils in 1983, it has become one of the largest communities within the Greater Toronto Area. Our country’s Tamil population is thought to constitute the largest Sri Lankan diaspora in the world.
Tuesday December 18 2018
On Monday, December 17, 2018 the mediation process under the back to work legislation ended. Mediator-arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson was unable to bring the parties to an agreement. The parties remain too far apart and there was no agreement to extend the mediation process for an additional seven days.
Friday December 14 2018
Over the last number of weeks, allies have set up picket lines at postal facilities across the country to protest Trudeau’s back-to-work legislation and Canada Post’s refusal to negotiate fair contracts for CUPW members. We appreciate the support of our allies. It is clear that postal workers are not alone. The entire labour movement is standing behind us and is prepared to fight to defend the right to free collective bargaining.
Thursday December 13 2018
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 the CUPW and CPC negotiating committees had their first meeting with mediator-arbitrator Ms Elizabeth MacPherson. The two parties met with her jointly in the morning to go over logistics and planning. For the rest of the day she met with the CUPW negotiating committee to get an understanding of the outstanding issues.
Monday December 10 2018
On Monday, December 10, 2018 the Minister of Labour Ms Patty Hajdu appointed Ms Elizabeth MacPherson as the mediator-arbitrator as per the back‑to-work legislation.
Friday December 7 2018
International Day of Human Rights is celebrated on December 10 every year. In celebration of this day, the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) is proud to introduce its 2019 calendar. This important awareness tool presents many campaigns that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers supports. It features important events and struggles for human rights.