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Tuesday October 9 2018
Your negotiating committee worked hard all weekend in an attempt to get a negotiated collective agreement. Unfortunately, many key issues remain unresolved. We made some progress but we still have a long way to go to get a good settlement.
Tuesday October 9 2018
Your negotiating committee worked hard all weekend in an attempt to get a negotiated collective agreement. Unfortunately, many key issues remain unresolved. We made some progress but we still have a long way to go to get a good settlement.
Friday October 5 2018
Your negotiating committee and National Executive Board are in Ottawa working hard to negotiate new collective agreements.
Thursday October 4 2018
During the 2011 round of negotiations, the employer changed some of the working conditions of CUPW urban unit members starting on May 30, 2011, until Bill C-6 came into effect on June 27, 2011. The Union filed National Grievance N00-10-00001 to challenge this decision. The bill provided for resuming postal service and extending the collective agreement as of February 1, 2011 until a new collective agreement came into effect.
Wednesday October 3 2018
Your negotiating committee has now had an opportunity to review and analyse the new RSMC global offer that we received from Canada Post on October 3, 2018 in the afternoon. In an attempt to jumpstart these negotiations, Canada Post withdrew some of its rollbacks that were in the September 7 global offer. Canada Post has made some very small movements towards addressing our key priorities, however, we have a long way to go to achieve a negotiated collective agreement.
Wednesday October 3 2018
Your negotiating committee has now had and opportunity to review and analyse the latest global offer that we received from Canada Post on October 3 in the afternoon. In an attempt to jumpstart these negotiations, Canada Post withdrew some of its rollbacks that were in the September 7 global offer. Canada Post has made some very small movements towards addressing our key priorities, however, we have a long way to go to achieve a negotiated collective agreement.
Wednesday October 3 2018
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, we received counter proposals from Canada Post for both the RSMC and Urban Operations bargaining units. These proposals contain a large amount of information and your negotiating committee is working diligently to analyze this information. We will be putting out a more detailed bulletin shortly.
Monday October 1 2018
Meetings held on September 29 and 30 between Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) officers and top executives of Canada Post Corporation (CPC) were interesting, but the impact on bargaining is unknown at this time.
Friday September 28 2018
The federal government has identified the problems associated with precarious employment but Canada Post, a Crown Corporation, is doing nothing about improving the reality of the thousands of temporary workers.
Friday September 28 2018
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Thursday September 27 2018
Update #1 - As previously reported, the CUPW Negotiating Committee submitted global offers to the Employer on Friday September 14, 2018. We have yet to receive any response from the CPC concerning these offers.
Thursday September 27 2018
In 2009, when Canada Post began introducing Postal Transformation, management proclaimed that the new work methods would result in a dramatic reduction in injuries. For many years CPC management congratulated itself for injury reduction and rewarded themselves with financial bonuses while hiding the fact that injuries to letter carriers actually increased.
Monday September 24 2018
The CUPW National Executive Board (NEB) has decided not to file a 72-hour strike notice for now. The NEB has decided to give Canada Post an opportunity to finally address our demands. We are still determined to achieve the collective agreements that you deserve.
Thursday September 20 2018

The final arbitration decision was issued by Arbitrator Maureen Flynn today. Here are the results.

Thursday September 20 2018
Conciliation ended on September 4, 2018. Despite over nine months of negotiations, sixty days of conciliation and the exchange of global offers, we are still without new contracts for both the urban and RSMC units.
Wednesday September 19 2018
After 90 days of mediation, we went before Arbitrator Flynn on September 12th to deal with issues still in dispute between the parties.
Friday September 14 2018
On Friday, September 14, 2018 we responded to Canada Post’s September 7th global offer by presenting them with a global offer that addresses our needs and our demands. We are determined to achieve significant improvements in the RSMC collective agreement and equality for RSMCs.
Friday September 14 2018
On Friday, September 14, 2018 we responded to Canada Post’s September 7th global offer by presenting them with a global offer that addresses our needs and our demands. We are determined to achieve significant improvements in the Urban Operations collective agreement.
Thursday September 13 2018
While the Urban Postal Operations and RSMC units negotiate for new collective agreements, we have some sisters and brothers who are trying to negotiate a first collective agreement or make gains in the same struggle, in the same industry.
Tuesday September 11 2018
Here are the results of the strike votes conducted for employees in the Urban and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units. Members were asked if they agreed to authorize the CUPW National Executive Board to call strike activities if necessary to achieve our demands, stop the employer’s rollbacks and improve service to the public.
Monday September 10 2018
Many members or their dependants are on prescription drugs that are commonly referred to as maintenance drugs or long-term medications. Maintenance or long-term medications are those drugs you may take on a regular basis to treat conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Friday September 7 2018
Your negotiating committee has now had an opportunity to review and analyse the RSMC global offer that we received from Canada Post on September 7 in the afternoon. There are many key issues missing and unacceptable proposals from Canada Post.
Friday September 7 2018
Your negotiating committee has now had and opportunity to review and analyse the global offers that we received from Canada Post on September 7 in the afternoon. There are many key issues missing and unacceptable proposals from Canada Post. In fact, this global offer is full of rollbacks and Trojan Horses.
Friday September 7 2018
This afternoon, we received global offers from Canada Post for both the Urban Operations and RSMC bargaining units. Canada Post was clear that these are not to be taken as final offers, but proposals to get discussions moving towards a settlement.
Thursday September 6 2018
Those issues that were not settled between the parties at mediation (see Bulletin # 394 [ https://www.cupw.ca/en/end-pay-equity-mediation ]) are now before Arbitrator Flynn, who will have to render a final decision on each one.