Inflation has been tough this year. Fortunately, we have negotiated a Cost -of- Living Allowance to help members deal with it.
Before we explain the upcoming payment, a brief explanation of an unresolved grievance on the COLA language in our collective agreements.
CUPW filed National Grievance N00-22-00005 for the Urban unit and NOO-22-R0005 for the RSMC on October 11, 2022. Our claim is that the base month for the COLA in the Urban renewal agreement is January 2020, and December 2019 for RSMC and payments should be calculated accordingly. CPC will issue payments calculated from a base month of January 2022 and December 2021, respectively.
Regardless, Canada Post Corporation has confirmed that it will pay the current COLA payments, in amounts according to their position. On that basis, the CPI has recently exceeded the adjusted index for RSMCs and for Urban members.