Job Retention is new for RSMCs. Since RSMCs are now paid the derived hourly rate of Letter Carriers, there could be an incentive for Canada Post to contract out bargaining unit work. CUPW needed to ensure the work that RSMCs perform every day is protected.
Why Was This Needed?
CUPW argued that there was little protection for bargaining unit work in the RSMC Collective Agreement and no protection against contracting out.
The Corporation argued in front of Arbitrator MacPherson that any point of call that did not belong to Urban Operations went to RSMCs, so there was no need to have anything like this in the Collective Agreement.
The Arbitrator agreed with us!