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Thursday October 18 2018
Since the Union issued 72-hour strike notice to Canada Post on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, there has been no response from Canada Post. Your negotiating committee is ready, willing and determined to get back to the bargaining table.
Tuesday October 16 2018
On behalf of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, I would like to extend our best wishes of solidarity for your proposed October 26 general strike against inequality and anti-worker programs. It is clear that as wealth trickles up to the rich, our societies, and indeed the capitalist system, has become more volatile and unpredictable. In fact, if allowed to continue such as system will not only impoverish and divide us all but destroy the planet. Youth are condemned to an unstable future and a precarious present. Let us hope this inspiring action is but a step in achieving global justice in every neighborhood, community and workplace.
Tuesday October 16 2018
Ottawa – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) today gave notices to Canada Post that job action will begin next week if agreements cannot be reached for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining units. If job action is necessary, rotating strikes will begin at 12:01 am, Monday, October 22. Locations have yet to be determined.
Tuesday October 16 2018
Today, your National Executive Board issued what is known as a “72-hour strike notice” to Canada Post for both the RSMC and Urban units. The National Executive Board has decided that the strike will begin on Monday morning, October 22, 2018, at 00:01 should we not have reached negotiated settlements.
Friday October 12 2018
Negotiations are continuing in an effort to achieve new collective agreements for both the RSMC and Urban Operations bargaining units. The parties are working long hours to achieve this goal. We remain committed to negotiating collective agreements, as we have since the beginning of this process. We will not issue a 72-hour notice today.
Friday October 12 2018
100 days have now passed since Doug Ford and the Conservatives came to power, and their anti-worker, pro-poverty agenda is already in full swing. In just over three months we have already seen cuts to mental health funding, the cancellation of a school repair fund, the privatization of marijuana sales, the cancellation of the Basic Income pilot, and the proposed repeal of Bill 148, along with a freezing of the minimum wage.
Wednesday October 10 2018
Our public post office distributes government cheques that are a fundamental part of the social safety net. We do not want pensioners and those with low-income to suffer if the union is locked out or forced to strike. After all, our dispute over contract issues should be directed at Canada Post, not the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition, your union wants to make sure that live animals are not trapped in the mail system during a work disruption, as they were in 2011.
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
[CUPW Translation] - 1. INTRODUCTION - [1] In the present case, I issued my first arbitration award on May 31, 2018. I then ruled on several issues in dispute, including the comparator group for rural and suburban mail carriers ("RSMCs") and permanent relief employees ("PREs"), namely the letter carrier group. It was also decided that these jobs are of equal value.[1]
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
Brothers and Sisters, We, the 52,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), stand in solidarity with the 168 workers of Greenbrier-Maxion who have been dismissed illegally and we support the demand of the International Labour Network for Solidarity and Struggles to rehire them immediately.
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.
Friday September 21 2018
Statement of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers on the final decision of Arbitrator Maureen Flynn on pay equity – For Immediate Release – Ottawa – Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) have finally won their long battle for pay equity. Arbitrator Flynn’s final decision confirms that Canada Post must put an end to the economic injustice faced by RSMCs. “After years of struggle, we are happy to finally have the recognition that there was a profound injustice at Canada Post,” said Nancy Beauchamp, member of the Pay Equity Committee.
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.