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.
The largest comparator is letter carriers as they number over 17,000. The CPC consultant has suggested considering Mail Despatchers (PO5s) but as they number only 1,400 they would count for less than one-tenth of the weight of the letter carriers.
The committee is working on a methodology of comparing total compensation. It is important to find a clear and concise way of comparing the compensation models and capture all aspects of total compensation
In a short period of time the pay equity committee has successfully completed some key aspects of the review. It is important that we carefully lay the ground work before the committee goes out and speaks with and surveys the members to ensure an accurate evaluation.
More information will be provided on a regular basis.