The Canadian Union of Postal Workers
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) represents 60,000 workers, including many performing courier work in the private sector. We have defended the interests of postal and other workers since 1965. We have fought hard for fairness for workers. Most recently, after a 20-year battle, we obtained pay equity for Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMCs), who were incorrectly considered independent contractors prior to joining CUPW.
CUPW is pleased to provide this submission to the OWRAC in order to inform the Committee on the best way forward to support workers in the gig economy, ensuring that they benefit equally from Ontario Employment Standards, and increased security as workers and providers of necessary services to Ontarians.