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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.
Wednesday March 25 2020
Due to the current circumstances (COVID-19), we are no longer meeting with Canada Post. However, we will continue to review remotely the issues pertaining to the 2011 Lockout. On April 2, 2020 (Pay Period 7), CPC will issue another payment to affected members who have not been paid for bereavement, marriage leave and vacation entitlement.
Wednesday March 25 2020
There are currently two members of the St. John’s Local who have been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 and three presumptive cases. Other members have been tested and are currently in self-quarantine as a precaution. Our thoughts are with them and we send our best wishes to them and their loved ones at this time. We wish everyone who is affected a quick and full recovery.
Wednesday March 25 2020
Looking for something to do with the kiddos? We have just the thing! Download, print and have them colour this poster. Tape it to your window or mailbox! Please take pictures, share them to your social media feeds and tag @cupw on Twitter and CUPW-STTP on Facebook.
Sunday March 22 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis CUPW representatives, at all levels, local, regional and national, have been meeting with CPC management

Friday March 20 2020

CUPW intends to be part of the solution to the COVID-19 crisis and enable members to care for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Friday March 20 2020
I want to send a message to my entire CUPW family, all of our active members and our retirees. First of all, I want you to know that during this time of crisis, our CUPW leadership is absolutely focused on protecting our membership in every way we can. We are facing the most significant health crisis in memory and I know that our families and members — and all working people— are worried, unsure of what tomorrow will bring and facing hardships and extremely difficult challenges and decisions.
Tuesday March 17 2020

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, I would like to offer my  reassurance to all our members across the country that CUPW is doing e

Tuesday September 10 2019
The minutes of the National Joint Health & Safety Committee meetings are written, translated and provided by Canada Post Corporation. This document can be searched internally using the 'FIND' function from within Acrobat Reader.
Friday March 13 2020
AMENDED - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) met with the Canada Post Corporation (CPC) on March 13th, 2020. CUPW requested further information on CPC’s procedure for RSMCs who have been told by health professionals to self-isolate and/or quarantine themselves.