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Thursday July 7 2016
The CUPW agrees with the Supreme Court of Canada that collective bargaining is a fundamental right and the best way for workers to participate in the process to determine their wages, benefits, and working conditions. All of the gains we have accomplished have been through collective bargaining. Our experience with arbitration is that it is a costly and long process, often taking several years, where we have concessions imposed upon us by government- appointed arbitrators that do not have to live with the consequences of their decision.
Thursday July 7 2016
Special Needs Project: Celebrating 20 Years! Back in 2005 our family found out about the Special Needs Project. Having almost 3 year old triplets at the time, each of them having a different diagnosis, the Special Needs Project gave us a sense of relief when it came to some of the extra cost encountered with each of their needs. Now almost 11 years later the children are excelling each at their own pace thanks to the “extras” that we can do with our children and with the funding that we receive from the project.
Thursday July 7 2016
For Immediate Release - OTTAWA- Postal workers have politely declined a suggestion from federal Minister of Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk to bring negotiations with Canada Post management to binding arbitration, saying it’s a matter of principle. “We appreciate the offer to help, but paying women equally for work of equal value is the law of the land; it’s not something that can be awarded or withheld by an arbitrator,” said Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Wednesday July 6 2016
The Canada Labour Code provides that the parties have a duty to make every reasonable effort to negotiate a collective agreement and must bargain in good faith. Furthermore, employers are prohibited from interfering in the affairs of a Union. Today, CUPW filed a formal complaint to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) that Canada Post management has failed to negotiate in good faith and is interfering with the Union’s right to represent its members.
Wednesday July 6 2016

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Tuesday July 5 2016
Yesterday we reported that CPC provided us with letters outlining their response to our global offers, which we presented on July 1st, 2016. CPC’s letters stated that they reject our position and will withdraw their June 25th global offers “in their entirety” at the expiry of any 72-hour notice provided by either party. Last night at 11:47 PM, CPC filed its 72-hour notices of lock-out.
Tuesday July 5 2016
Mr. Cadieux: This is in response to your letter of July 4, 2016. In your letter, you conveyed your interpretation of the Corporation’s June 25, 2016 global offer by highlighting what you believed to be the offer’s greatest merits. You also roundly criticized the union’s global offer submitted on July 1st, 2016 and even went as far as condemning its timing. In a rather condescending manner, you also took the liberty of calling this offer disappointing.
Tuesday July 5 2016
Mr. Sinclair: This is in response to your letter of July 4, 2016. In your letter, you conveyed your interpretation of the Corporation’s June 25, 2016 global offer by highlighting what you believed to be the offer’s greatest merits. You also roundly criticized the union’s global offer submitted on July 1st, 2016 and even went as far as condemning its timing. In a rather condescending manner, you also took the liberty of calling this offer disappointing.
Tuesday July 5 2016
OTTAWA – Canada Post has just served notice on fifty thousand Canadian workers that it plans to drive them out onto the streets without pay in an effort to impose steep concessions on them.
Monday July 4 2016
Today, CUPW and Canada Post negotiators met in the presence of the mediators. There was a very frank discussion of the differences between the parties. CPC provided CUPW with a letter outlining their response to the CUPW global offer which we presented on July 1, 2016. The Corporation did not reply in any great deal except to say that it was “disappointed” with the Union’s offer. Instead, the letter of the Corporation states that it will withdraw its June 25th global offer “in its entirety” at the expiry of any 72-hour notice provided by either party. This means that with the exception of the agreement on GPS and the use of Maximo, all agreements and initialled clauses will be null and void. This includes the agreement on householders and any progress made on parcel delivery and any other issue. Other than this threat, CPC had nothing to offer.
Monday July 4 2016
OTTAWA - Postal workers remain committed to seeking the best possible public postal service for Canadians and Canadian businesses. We want an agreement that allows us to innovate in order to adapt to the changing communication needs of Canadian businesses and the public, and we want to continue providing accessible postal services that can be counted on to deliver everywhere in Canada.
Sunday July 3 2016
**Alert**: The Union is not serving a 72-hour notice. For many years, CUPW has consistently taken the position that the best response to falling mail volumes is to expand into new services which meet the needs of the public and add revenues for Canada Post. Our view is that CPC should expand its existing services such as parcel delivery and direct mail, as well as initiate new services such as postal banking. With the largest vehicle fleet and the most extensive network of retail facilities in the country, there is great potential for growth. Here is how the issues stand at negotiations:
Saturday July 2 2016
Under the Canada Labour Code, once the parties have obtained the legal right to strike or lockout, no action can occur unless one of the parties has provided a 72 hour notice. Since neither CUPW or CPC has provided such a notice no industrial action can occur before Thursday July 7th. Until one party serves a 72 hour notice, the rates of pay, benefits and other conditions of employment provided for in the collective agreements must be maintained. This includes full coverage of the health insurance plans and the right to grieve contract violations.
Saturday July 2 2016
The wage offer presented by Canada Post management is an insult. The vast majority of employees would receive pay increases of 0.75% per year or less. Here it is:
Friday July 1 2016
Today we presented CPC with our Global Offers for both the urban and RSMC collective agreements. As a result, we will not be servicing our 72-hour notice. Therefore, there will be no industrial action prior to July 6th.
Thursday June 30 2016
The CUPW National Executive Board has decided not to file a 72-hour strike notice today. This means there will be no strike action undertaken before Tuesday, July 5th.
Thursday June 30 2016
CPC spokespeople are always talking about the deficit in the Canada Post Pension Plan. But they never mention that the plan also has a huge surplus. And while the surplus is growing, the deficit is decreasing.
Thursday June 30 2016
The year is 2036 and you’re reading this because right now, you’re thinking about what it means to call yourself a postal worker. You’re wondering if it’s really worth it to put your body and your future on the line. That’s what your union is asking you to do.
Wednesday June 29 2016
As the CUPW Negotiating Committee is currently working to prepare its counter proposal to the CPC global offer, the Union has decided not to file a 72-hour strike notice tonight. This means there will be no strike action undertaken before Monday, July 4th.
Wednesday June 29 2016

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Wednesday June 29 2016
For Immediate Release - OTTAWA - Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra has officially rejected a letter from postal workers asking him to extend the July 2 deadline for a lockout by a period of two weeks, which could mean that the profitable company is indeed preparing to lock out its workforce in the middle of a public postal review, spoiling the process.
Tuesday June 28 2016
OTTAWA - Postal workers are asking Canada Post management for a two-week extension on the cooling-off period that would otherwise entail a termination of their contract on July 2nd. At that point, the union says Canada Post might either lock its workers out or try to force a walkout through punitive changes to their working conditions.
Monday June 27 2016

Here are the results of the strike votes conducted for employees in the Urban and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units.