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CUPW National Office

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 February 14 2020
CUPW’s Union Education Program (UEP) is a four-week residential program aimed at developing knowledge and skills for union activists. It is an intensive, enriching and experiential learning practice focused on addressing current labour and social issues; finding adequate tools to combat social and economic injustice; discovering links among various unjust systems and practices; and developing solidarity to fight back with direction, vigor and efficacy against systemic oppression.
Friday February 14 2020

On behalf of the National Office, I would like to welcome the following CUPW members to Ottawa.

Wednesday February 5 2020
As a result of our 2019 CUPW National Convention, the following have been elected as your National and Regional Officers and Union Representatives.
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
Teachers in Ontario are taking job action in an effort to negotiate back conditions that the Ford Conservative government cut by legislation.
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.
Thursday January 30 2020
February is a time to raise awareness of the Black History in our country and around the world that has been historically overlooked, minimized, ignored, or erased. Each year, our National Human Rights Committee’ issues a commemorative poster. This year, the poster brings to light some of Ontario’s Black history and how Black workers and neighbours have shaped, and continue to shape, the province that we know today.
Wednesday January 29 2020
TORONTO - The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) today heard final arguments from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and Foodora Inc. in a case that will set precedents for gig workers in Ontario. The misclassification of gig workers as independent contractors instead of dependent contractors or employees is being fought by Foodora couriers who are unionizing with CUPW.
Wednesday January 29 2020
As they fight to defend their defined benefit pension plan, CUPW supports Unifor 594 members, who are locked out of the Co-op refinery in Regina since December 5. The central issue for the workers at the refinery is protecting their defined benefit (DB) pension plan. We fight hard to protect our pension, and we all know how it feels to have it threatened. Co-op made a promise not to switch workers from the DB plan to a defined contributions plan (which puts the risk on the worker instead of the employer), but they’re going back on their word and asking to end the DB plan.
Tuesday January 28 2020
Are you interested in education? Do you have something to contribute to your Union around creating safe spaces, respectful communication and resolving conflict? The National Executive Board approved the completion of an education project to complete some important work on conflict resolution and other aspects of our national education work.

Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition

Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.

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