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Tuesday June 30 2020
Job Retention is new for RSMCs. Since RSMCs are now paid the derived hourly rate of Letter Carriers, there could be an incentive for Canada Post to contract out bargaining unit work. CUPW needed to ensure the work that RSMCs perform every day is protected.
Tuesday June 30 2020
Monday June 29 2020
At a time when many workers are losing job security protections, CUPW has been successful in securing job security for RSMCs! CUPW was clear from the outset, to both the Arbitrator and the Corporation, that this was one of our key demands for RSMCs for this round of bargaining.
Monday June 29 2020
Since March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Canada recommended that individuals who fall into a high-risk category based on age or an underlying medical condition stay at home due to serious complications that may arise should they contract COVID-19.
Friday June 26 2020
The Short Term Disability Plan (STDP) is a 30-week program. As per article 20.10 (g) of the Urban Collective Agreement and article 30.10 (f) of the Rural Suburban Mail Carriers Collective Agreement, at week 16, you have to apply for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.
Friday June 26 2020
With Arbitrator MacPherson coming down with her decision on the Urban and the RSMC contracts, we wanted to explain the changes to the Short Term Disability Plan (STDP) and to Workers’ Compensation for an Injury on Duty (IOD).
Friday June 26 2020

Several locals have contacted the National Office to let us know that the Canada Post Corporation (CPC) is not taking into account the absences rel

Thursday June 25 2020
In March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government closed schools and daycares. The government has now started to allow daycares and schools to open. Each province and city will be different in their approach, guidelines and dates of re-opening.
Wednesday June 24 2020
Arbitrator MacPherson awarded the Urban and RSMC bargaining units the same wage increases as follows: 2018: 2.0%; 2019: 2.0%; 2020: 2.5%; 2021: 2.9%; The RSMC increases are effective January 1st of each year and the Urban increases are effective February 1st of each year as these are the effective dates of the collective agreements. The duration of each agreement is 4 years.
Tuesday June 23 2020
Arbitrator MacPherson maintained the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in the Urban contract and introduced it into the RSMC contract in accordance with the terms of the 2018 Pay equity award of Arbitrator Flynn. The terms of the COLA are the same as agreed to by the parties.
Monday June 22 2020
It’s been 13 months since the Justice for Foodora Couriers organizing drive went public, and together we have achieved so much in this short period of time. The campaign went through awareness raising and recruiting; certification application; surviving and countering an anti-union campaign by Foodora, a representation vote, and a battle before the OLRB with international support and collaboration with other unions.
Monday June 22 2020
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Once again this year, we’ll have to deal with heat waves in our workplaces. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic is making it even more challenging because of the personal protection equipment (PPE) and work that needs to be performed where physical distancing is difficult. This may increase discomfort during a heat wave and increase heat-related symptoms.
Friday June 19 2020
*This bulletin applies to those who retire on or after June 11, 2020. Now that Arbitrator MacPherson has come down with her decision on the Urban and RSMC contracts, many members are thinking of retiring. We want to explain what members are entitled to when it comes to benefits when they retire and what their obligations are when they want to retire*. Coverage for post-retirement benefits are for eligible retirees, their eligible dependents or surviving dependents. Life Insurance coverage only applies to eligible retirees and not their dependents.
Friday June 19 2020
Over the last five years, CUPW developed Delivering Community Power – a unique and powerful vision that is at the centre of a sustainable postal system. Other unions around the world now look to this vision for inspiration. After hearing the proposed changes and policies included in CUPW’s Delivering Community Power, Canada Post has begun to take this project seriously.
Thursday June 18 2020
During the arbitration process imposed through Bill C-89, CUPW proposed many changes to the payment of hours worked by RSMCs, including regular, overtime, and weekend hours. For us, it is inconceivable that a worker would not be paid for all his or her hours of work.
Thursday June 18 2020
Arbitrator MacPherson informed the parties that a clerical error had crept into her decision on the RSMC collective agreement. She confirmed that wage increases will take place on January 1st of the years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 (as was the case in the previous collective agreement) and not on February 1st.
Wednesday June 17 2020
In her June 11, 2020 decision, Arbitrator MacPherson rejected the Union’s proposal to reduce the number of pay increment levels and raise minimum wage levels for employees hired on or after February 1st, 2013. However, her decision is imposing a change to the urban collective agreement that deserves particular attention.
Wednesday June 17 2020
Indigenous people urged for decades for a national solidarity day with Indigenous peoples. It is astonishing that it took until the 21st century to see this symbolic gesture. European settlers stole these territories through dishonesty and bad faith agreements. Ours is a society that, for generations, attempted to erase and assimilate these cultures, rather than recognize their contributions for a healthy and respectful society that honours all life. Every year we produce a poster developed by an Indigenous artist to honour this day and generations of Indigenous peoples sidelined by colonialism.
Tuesday June 16 2020
TORONTO - Foodora couriers and drivers in Toronto and Mississauga voted in favour of unionization with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, becoming the first app-based workforce in Canada to do so.
Monday June 15 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some RSMC members chose to cancel their annual leave that was scheduled between March 22 and May 30, 2020.

Monday June 15 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some full-time and part-time Urban members chose to cancel their annual leave that was scheduled between March 22 and M

Thursday June 11 2020
Today we received the long awaited interest arbitration decision from Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson. Below is a summary of this decision and how it will impact RSMCs. The Following Was Imposed by the Arbitrator...
Thursday June 11 2020
Today we received the long awaited interest arbitration decision from Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson. Below is a summary of this decision and how it will impact Urban Ops employees. The Following Has Been Imposed by the Arbitrator...
Thursday June 11 2020
Summer Day Camp registration at Mirabel and Mascouche has now closed. If you have received notice from Mascouche, that your child or children were accepted into the Summer Camp, please call our Quebec Coordinator, Melanie Belisle to confirm your registration: 1-888-433-2885
Thursday June 11 2020
Pride events are a beautiful and complex union of celebration and resistance. Over the decades, Pride festivals and parades have done so much for visibility, community organizing, and bringing LGBTQ issues and achievements into the spotlight.