On December 6, 1989, a man entered a mechanical engineering classroom at Montreal’s École Polytechnique armed with a semi-automatic weapon. After separating the women from the men, he opened fire on the women. When he was finished, fourteen young women were dead, and thirteen other people wounded.
During the negotiation, currently before Arbitrator McPherson, CUPW and the employer had an agreement in principle to test flexible dynamic routing delivery models and to develop a pilot project to address the overburdening associated with the evaluation of relay boxes and "park and loop" delivery. Arbitrator McPherson will determine whether a study of the percentage of coverage should be included in the collective agreement and added to other projects under Appendix "AA".
The National Executive Board has agreed to participate in an Appendix “T” pilot project regarding schedule structures in order to deal with the increase in the Amazon Depot Direct Induction volumes (DDI) above the present daily cap. The location of the pilot is in selected depots in the Greater Vancouver area, in Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and North Burnaby.
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.
At National Consultation held on October 11, 2019, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) presented their 2019 Operational and Staffing Peak Season Plan for the Urban bargaining unit. CPC informed CUPW that they are expecting a 31% increase in parcels/packets for the 2019 Peak Season. In addition, CPC stated that in order to accommodate the increase of parcel/packets, CPC intends to hire 1894 temporary employees for Group 1 and 1874 temporary employees for Group 2. The usage of temporary employees has to be inline with the Urban collective agreement.
We have now completed 35 days of hearings. There are 4 dates scheduled for December; 3rd, 6th, 19th and 20th. Canada Post has used 15 hearing dates so far. When the Arbitrator asked about how much longer they need to complete their case, the answer from their counsel was vague. He never really answered the question but stated they think they have 3 or 4 more witnesses to go.
In our June 28 bulletin (bulletin # 082), we explained that in the current round of negotiations, the parties (CUPW and CPC) agreed to amend some provisions and classifications related to groups 3 and 4.
TORONTO – Hearings continued in Toronto today in which the results could be a defining moment for gig economy workers in Canada. The misclassification of gig workers as independent contractors instead of dependent contractors or employees is being fought by Foodora couriers at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).
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