Mental Health is a serious issue in society and it is no different at the Post Office. More than 30% of our members who are off on Long Term Disability are off due to mental health issues. When we receive statistics for the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), we see that for every quarter there is at least one member who is calling because they are at a risk of inflicting self-harm.
Sisters and Brothers: The federal government, through Employment and Social Development Canada, announced changes to Part III of the Canada Labour Code (CLC). Among other things, these changes deal with flexible work arrangements and personal leave, extended bereavement leave, leave to support victims of family violence, leave for traditional indigenous practices, the right to refuse overtime to carry out family responsibilities and a thirty (30) minute break for every five consecutive hours of work.
CPC has informed the Union that Great-West Life will be the benefit provider for the Extended Health Care Plan (EHCP), the Vision and Hearing Plan (V&H), the Dental Plan and the Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD).
On May 1st, the Consultative Committee on Benefits (CCB) had their annual spring meeting. The CCB committee consists of three unions: CUPW, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Canadian Post Masters and Assistants Association (CPAA) as well as Canada Post.
CUPW and CPC have agreed the 2018 Dental Fee Guide will apply, effective January 1, 2019.
As you will recall, during negotiations CUPW and Canada Post agreed and signed language which stated that, as of January 1, 2019 the 2018 Dental Fee Guide would apply, on
January 1, 2020 the 2019 fee guide would apply and finally January 1, 2021, the 2020 fee
guide would apply.
Many members or their dependants are on prescription drugs that are commonly referred to as maintenance drugs or long-term medications. Maintenance or long-term medications are those drugs you may take on a regular basis to treat conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
We’ve been dealing with the short-term disability program for years, and many members are familiar with this by now, but we remind you: now is the time to carry over your unused Personal Days if you haven’t already.
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