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Tuesday August 2 2016
Canada Post isn’t taking some of our key negotiations issues seriously. We want the Liberal government to use its considerable influence to ensure that a government institution like Canada Post is onside with its objectives of improving pensions, pay equity and public postal service. Please bring your friends and family and join us in Montreal.
Friday July 29 2016
Dear Mr, Lukiwski: I understand that the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates will hold e-consultations and public hearings in various locations in connection with the Canada Post Review. I also understand it has decided not to accept briefs or submissions, which is normal practice for committees. CUPW would like to request that the Committee reconsider its decision and allow Canadians to make submissions. We believe this would open up the consultations to people who will not be able to participate in the Committee’s main vehicle for input, the online survey. Close to 20% of Canadians do not have access to the Internet (Source: Statistics Canada, 2012).
Wednesday July 27 2016
The federal government appointed an independent task force earlier this year to identify options for the future of Canada Post. It said that everything but postal privatization would be on the table. This fall, a parliamentary committee will be consulting with Canadians on postal service and the options identified by the task force (Note: taskforce report due in September). It will make recommendations to the government by year’s end.
Thursday July 14 2016
Dear Minister Foote: It is our understanding that the Clerk of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates has asked committee members for witness suggestions for the public consultations being held this fall in connection with the Canada Post Review. It appears that they were asked on July 13th to send suggestions by July 19th. This is not a reasonable amount of time. Also, it is not clear whether anyone other than committee members will be allowed to make witness suggestions.
Wednesday July 13 2016
For Immediate Release - OTTAWA - While pay equity and pensions have grabbed headlines during the current round of bargaining with Canada Post, postal workers say there are other matters on the table, including bringing back postal banking, an idea which has just been rejected by the big bank lobby.
Sunday July 3 2016
**Alert**: The Union is not serving a 72-hour notice. For many years, CUPW has consistently taken the position that the best response to falling mail volumes is to expand into new services which meet the needs of the public and add revenues for Canada Post. Our view is that CPC should expand its existing services such as parcel delivery and direct mail, as well as initiate new services such as postal banking. With the largest vehicle fleet and the most extensive network of retail facilities in the country, there is great potential for growth. Here is how the issues stand at negotiations:
Saturday June 25 2016

Today we received the first global offers from Canada Post Corporation for the Urban and RSMC units.

Thursday June 23 2016
Sisters and Brothers: it’s crunch time. We need to talk to our families, neighbours and communities about what is really going on. Here are some ideas for what you might want to say.
Friday June 10 2016

July 2nd is fast approaching, but the employer doesn’t seem to think RSMC demands are important enough to disc

Wednesday June 8 2016
At the beginning of negotiations, we presented our demands of special relevance to Groups 3 and 4 members. These included the creation of a new classification for heavy duty vehicle mechanics, protections from the use of Maximo for the purposes of discipline, and a special pay adjustment for all Group 3 and 4 members. For their part Canada Post management submitted a number of demands concerning the work of Groups 3 and 4 members. Most significantly CPC proposed that all plant maintenance workers be scheduled for twelve (12) hour shifts and all members would be required to work on every weekend. Also CPC proposed new job descriptions and statements of qualifications and the elimination of the apprenticeship program.

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