In our bulletin released on April 1, 2021, we reported that the committee tasked with the implementation of Arbitrator Flynn’s decision was frustrated with the slow progress of this file.
After 3 years, we have finally obtained timelines spread out over the following three phases:
Members in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan will be the first to receive retroactive payment for work-related injuries that occurred between 2016 and 2019. These are the provinces for which the provincial workers’ compensation board will not be issuing adjustments as a result of Arbitrator Flynn’s decision, as it is not part of their obligations under their policy. However, in the interest of fairness, Canada Post has made a commitment to make this adjustment directly.
Since most workers’ compensation boards’ payments are not taxable, Canada Post will increase the amounts by 36% (the average of the three provinces’ tax rates). Each employee will receive a letter of explanation from Canada Post regarding the payment to be received.
Payments will be made within the next two (2) weeks.