Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis CUPW representatives, at all levels, local, regional and national, have been meeting with CPC management to ensure that the health and safety of postal workers is the number one priority of management.
Here is an update on discussions we have had with senior management and actions taken by the Union.
The union raised the issue of sanitation, protective equipment and Plexiglas barriers at the retail counters.
Management stated they expected to receive a shipment of nitrile gloves in 2 to 3 days. Concerning the liquid sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, CPC is discussing with the government to get on their priority procurement list. They have also set up a process where management or Employees can purchase these items if they find them and be reimbursed for them. We told them it was management’s responsibility to provide proper equipment.