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.
IMPORTANT: You have until September 30, 2019 to use your actual points. During this round of negotiations, the parties agreed language that gives RSMC employees the same uniform entitlement as Urban Letter Carriers. Hence, the same uniform and the same colour. As part of the transition to the new points system, all existing points that RSMCs have accumulated will expire on October 1, 2019.
The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job. This annual event was initiated by the labour movement 35 years ago to increase awareness of on-the-job injuries and fatal workplace accidents. This day of remembrance was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, six years after it was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in 1985.
A PhD candidate at the University of Quebec in Montreal is studying mental health in the workplace, with a focus on postal workers. The findings will benefit workers generally, and CUPW specifically. In general, studying stresses and mental health effects will help address risk factors for mental health issues, and mitigate and treat the effects. CUPW will learn more about workplace stress and its mental health impact from the project’s final report.
(REDISTRIBUTED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2019) This year some regions were hit unexpectedly early, and more periods of extreme cold weather will surely come. Most parts of the country get extreme cold weather at various times throughout the winter. Take steps to protect yourself and encourage your co-workers to do the same.
This year some regions were hit unexpectedly early, and more periods of extreme cold weather will surely come. Most parts of the country get extreme cold weather at various times throughout the winter. Take steps to protect yourself and encourage your co-workers to do the same.
Over the last number of weeks, allies have set up picket lines at postal facilities across the country to protest Trudeau’s back-to-work legislation and Canada Post’s refusal to negotiate fair contracts for CUPW members. We appreciate the support of our allies. It is clear that postal workers are not alone. The entire labour movement is standing behind us and is prepared to fight to defend the right to free collective bargaining.
Brothers & Sisters, The holiday season is upon us once again. This is the busiest time of the year in terms of workload, as parcel and Admail volumes are at their highest in the weeks leading up to the holidays. While your employer alleges it takes your health and safety seriously, you are the one who can best protect yourself from harm. You have the right to refuse to perform dangerous work! At times, we are faced with having to decide between serving our customers well and protecting our physical and mental well-being and safety.
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.