During the negotiation, currently before Arbitrator McPherson, CUPW and the employer had an agreement in principle to test flexible dynamic routing delivery models and to develop a pilot project to address the overburdening associated with the evaluation of relay boxes and "park and loop" delivery. Arbitrator McPherson will determine whether a study of the percentage of coverage should be included in the collective agreement and added to other projects under Appendix "AA".
At National Consultation held on October 11, 2019, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) presented their 2019 Operational and Staffing Peak Season Plan for the Urban bargaining unit. CPC informed CUPW that they are expecting a 31% increase in parcels/packets for the 2019 Peak Season. In addition, CPC stated that in order to accommodate the increase of parcel/packets, CPC intends to hire 1894 temporary employees for Group 1 and 1874 temporary employees for Group 2. The usage of temporary employees has to be inline with the Urban collective agreement.
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