This morning we met with representatives of the Federal Government and Canada Post management to discuss the current state of negotiations. The government was represented by Treasury Board President Scott Brison and senior officials from Labour Canada and Treasury Board. CPC was represented by CEO President Deepak Chopra and other senior representatives. Representing CUPW was National President Mike Palecek, 1st National Vice-President Jan Simpson, and both CUPW chief negotiators George Floresco (also 3rd National Vice-President) and Sylvain Lapointe (also National Director, Metro-Montreal Region).
The meeting was conducted respectfully however no decisions were taken and no agreements were reached. Major points made by the union representatives included:
Your National Negotiating Committee and the members of the National Executive Board are determined to negotiate collective agreements which meet the needs of postal workers, ensures future growth of the Corporation, and improves services to the public.