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377 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 1Y3
Canada

Tel: (613) 236-7238
Fax: (613) 563-7861
TTY: (613) 236-9753

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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
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 11 2020
We’ve been in bargaining for TForce Final Mile bargaining units since December 2017. The Ottawa unit is the last one yet to get a new collective agreement. The negotiating committee has had two sessions of talks with TForce, most recently February 26th to 28th. We have not, however, been able to reach an agreement. Our next step will be mediation.
Tuesday March 3 2020
Arbitration continued on February 26 & 28, 2020. Canada Post has now completed its evidence in chief. Our next arbitration dates are March 25th, 27th and 31st.
Friday January 31 2020
In October 2018, CUPW successfully organized the cleaners working in the Dieppe and Saint John New Brunswick postal facilities. After difficult negotiations, CUPW has been successful in negotiating a collective agreement.
Friday January 31 2020
CUPW represents about 50 medical dispatchers and call-takers, known as Communications Officers, working for Emergency Medical Care Inc. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. And they need your support.
Friday January 17 2020
After nearly nine months of largely unproductive talks, on January 15, 2020, the Union presented a global offer to the employer. The offer, made on a without prejudice basis, included the issues discussed at the previous GMMs, such as wage increases in the years after Bill 148 that would see Communications Officers back on par with the wages of an ACP; an increase to annual leave entitlements; payout of unused Education Allowance; introduction of a Temporary Employee Supplement; addressing the unilateral change made by the employer to the designation of SCOs and the payment of the responsibility premium; and, finally, addressing the LTD premiums by joining the HANS LTD plan.
Friday December 20 2019

We informed you last month when the federally-appointed arbitrator on our Urban Postal Operations and RSMC collective agreements applied for an ext

Wednesday November 27 2019
Bill C-89, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services was passed by the federal Liberal majority in the House of Commons on November 24, 2018 and took effect at noon on November 27. One year has passed.
Friday November 22 2019

Update

Many members felt anger and frustration at the news that the arbitrator responsible for determining our collective agreements, and o

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