Temporary Workers and Their Rights

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CUPW Education

This course provides temporary workers with information about their rights and benefits under the urban collective agreement.

The CUPW history section features the long struggle for better working conditions and secure employment for temporary workers. There are also segments on bumping and assignments, the steps to take to get a permanent job, and the pressures facing today’s public postal service.


This course is recommended for Group 1 and 2 temporary workers, as well as stewards and local executive members who wish to better represent these members.

2.5 days

Please note that the region (or the local) selects the courses that are offered. Not all courses are offered in a given year. In some cases, a course may not be available because it is not up to date or because it is being translated.

Specialized courses, such as the training of facilitators and of worker advocates, are offered on an as needed basis during each mandate. Typically, participants from two or more regions attend these national-level courses.

Members interested in union education should contact their region.

Click here to get contact information for CUPW Regions and Locals.