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CUPW National Office

377 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 1Y3

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

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Tuesday June 30 2020
Job Retention is new for RSMCs. Since RSMCs are now paid the derived hourly rate of Letter Carriers, there could be an incentive for Canada Post to contract out bargaining unit work. CUPW needed to ensure the work that RSMCs perform every day is protected.
Tuesday June 30 2020
Monday June 29 2020
At a time when many workers are losing job security protections, CUPW has been successful in securing job security for RSMCs! CUPW was clear from the outset, to both the Arbitrator and the Corporation, that this was one of our key demands for RSMCs for this round of bargaining.
Friday June 26 2020
With Arbitrator MacPherson coming down with her decision on the Urban and the RSMC contracts, we wanted to explain the changes to the Short Term Disability Plan (STDP) and to Workers’ Compensation for an Injury on Duty (IOD).
Wednesday June 24 2020
Arbitrator MacPherson awarded the Urban and RSMC bargaining units the same wage increases as follows: 2018: 2.0%; 2019: 2.0%; 2020: 2.5%; 2021: 2.9%; The RSMC increases are effective January 1st of each year and the Urban increases are effective February 1st of each year as these are the effective dates of the collective agreements. The duration of each agreement is 4 years.
Tuesday June 23 2020
Arbitrator MacPherson maintained the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in the Urban contract and introduced it into the RSMC contract in accordance with the terms of the 2018 Pay equity award of Arbitrator Flynn. The terms of the COLA are the same as agreed to by the parties.
Friday June 19 2020
*This bulletin applies to those who retire on or after June 11, 2020. Now that Arbitrator MacPherson has come down with her decision on the Urban and RSMC contracts, many members are thinking of retiring. We want to explain what members are entitled to when it comes to benefits when they retire and what their obligations are when they want to retire*. Coverage for post-retirement benefits are for eligible retirees, their eligible dependents or surviving dependents. Life Insurance coverage only applies to eligible retirees and not their dependents.
Thursday June 18 2020
During the arbitration process imposed through Bill C-89, CUPW proposed many changes to the payment of hours worked by RSMCs, including regular, overtime, and weekend hours. For us, it is inconceivable that a worker would not be paid for all his or her hours of work.
Thursday June 18 2020
Arbitrator MacPherson informed the parties that a clerical error had crept into her decision on the RSMC collective agreement. She confirmed that wage increases will take place on January 1st of the years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 (as was the case in the previous collective agreement) and not on February 1st.
Wednesday June 17 2020
In her June 11, 2020 decision, Arbitrator MacPherson rejected the Union’s proposal to reduce the number of pay increment levels and raise minimum wage levels for employees hired on or after February 1st, 2013. However, her decision is imposing a change to the urban collective agreement that deserves particular attention.

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