Did you know that CUPW negotiated the CUPW Child Care Fund with Canada Post Corporation in 1991? We are the only union in North America to negotiate a fund to help members with their child care needs. Great things happen when we stand together for positive change, just as we did a decade earlier with the achievement of maternity leave.
Saturday, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year, it’s also the tenth anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This is a day to take stock of progress since the Convention’s adoption in 2006.
Unions can do so much more than negotiate wages and benefits for workers. Thanks to unions, workers enjoy weekends, vacation leave and minimum wage; and of course, one of the historical breakthroughs that CUPW fought for was maternity leave. Unions have defended and implemented initiatives that support families, and improve our quality of life while setting a benchmark for social justice. The Special Needs and Moving On projects are among the most outstanding examples of the way unions improve quality of life for their broader communities.
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.