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Thursday October 19 2017
As per Arbitrator Flynn’s order, the Pay Equity Consultants have submitted their reports on October 16th. Paul Durber, the CUPW consultant, has concluded that the work of an RSMC is of equal value to that of the male comparators and that RSMCs (Zone 1) receive direct wages which range from 24% less than letter carriers to 27% less than Mail Service Couriers – Heavy Vehicle. Durber also analyzed the differences that exist due to the additional benefits received by the male comparators.
Friday September 8 2017

On August 28, the parties met with Maureen Flynn, the arbitrator appointed under the RSMC Pay Equity Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Thursday July 20 2017
We have now completed the Focus Groups in our Pay Equity Study. In total we held 47 Focus Groups from the Atlantic to the Pacific. We thank all those members who participated for your valuable contributions.
Thursday May 11 2017

The Pay Equity study pilot Focus Groups have been completed and the Focus Group schedule has been finalized.

Thursday April 20 2017

On April 26th, we will be holding our first pilot Focus Group for the Pay Equity Study.

Friday February 24 2017
In our last bulletin, we explained the importance of following the Human Rights Act and the Equal Wage Guidelines and we outlined the first two steps in a Pay Equity Study. The first step was to determine the male comparators and in our case they are all jobs in Group 2 and Mail Despatchers. The second step is developing and confirming the Job Profiles. The third step is developing the Job Evaluation Plan.
Friday February 10 2017
On February 2nd we were notified that Maureen Flynn has been appointed as our arbitrator under the Pay Equity Study Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Though the parties have not had a disagreement that requires Arbitrator Flynn’s intervention, we welcome her appointment. Her appointment will allow for any disagreements to be handled expeditiously.
Wednesday December 14 2016
The joint pay equity committee has met weekly every Thursday since mid-October with one exception, November 29th. As of December 12th there have been no disagreements between the parties. We are still waiting for the appointment of the arbitrator by the Minister of Labour.
Tuesday December 6 2016
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec. The December 6th Montreal Massacre specifically targeted women and feminists and since then, December 6th has been commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
Monday October 17 2016

Following the appointment of the special mediator by the government, CUPW and CPC agreed to a Pay Equity Review Process to deal with the significan

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