News & Announcements

Contract Extension: Impact On Wages

Under the tentative agreement, pensionable, hourly wages will increase by 2% per year. There will be a one-time, non-pensionable lump sum paid in the first year. The lump sum will be $500.00 for full-time employees and RSMC with 6 or more RMS daily hours. All other employees will receive $250.00. The lump sum is not…

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Financial Services Update #3

The Appendix “T” Working Committee continues to meet regularly with CPC to discuss expanding Canada Post’s financial services offerings to the public. Since our last bulletin, we have made progress on several fronts: Site Selection: A total of 26 CUPW retail locations across two test regions have been selected to take part in the market…

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More Security In Uncertain Times

As we transition to a post-pandemic world, the importance of income and job security has never been greater. The pandemic resulted in tremendous changes to the courier and postal delivery industry. Parcels increased dramatically while letter mail, advertising mail, and householders declined. Not all the new parcel business went to traditional delivery companies like Canada…

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Moving Towards a Postal Bank for Everyone

Thanks to the mobilization of CUPW, the labour movement, our allies and the support of hundreds of municipalities, CPC is finally planning to expand into financial services. Important for Postal Workers Providing more financial services at corporate retail offices is not only good for the public, it’s also good for postal workers. While we do…

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Referendum Votes on Extension of Collective Agreements

Ratification of Collective Agreements As contained in section 6.18 of the National Constitution: “The ratification of collective agreements shall be achieved by secret ballot and must be immediately preceded by a membership information meeting.” Although we are seeing a downtrend to the pandemic, health regulations still limit the number of members that could meet in…

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Two Year Contract Extension: The Membership Will Decide

In early June, senior Canada Post Corporation representatives approached CUPW with a proposal to extend the current collective agreements by two years and provide a 2% increase in wages. They stated that the uncertainty of the recovery from the pandemic would make our upcoming negotiations extremely difficult. The National Executive Board decided that we would…

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New and Expanded Financial Services Coming to Canada Post

The members of Appendix “T” (Service Expansion, Innovation and Change Committee) are happy to announce that Canada Post has confirmed concrete plans to launch a market test for new and expanded financial services with a financial partner in the fall of this year. Beginning in September and October, alongside financial services currently offered at Canada…

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An Anniversary We Won’t Forget

June 27, 2021 marks 10 years since Stephen Harper’s Federal Conservative Government forced postal workers back to work, stripping us of our right to free and fair collective bargaining and our right to strike. Anniversaries are most often happy occasions, marked with celebrations and gifts. Typical 10-year anniversary gifts are metals or gemstones. But postal…

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