News & Announcements

CPC Failed in Their Attempt to Change Arbitrator MacPherson’s Award on RSMC Variable Allowance, Knowledge Sort and Civic Address Allowance

Following the publication of the arbitration award of Arbitrator MacPherson, Canada Post management formally requested that she correct her award with respect to the monetary increases for the variable allowance (householder delivery) and the knowledge sort and civic address allowance. On June 29, 2020, after hearing arguments from the legal counsel of both CUPW and…

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Cyberbullying Is Not Solidarity

Hatred and disinformation do not build workers’ power or solidarity. When cyberbullies attack, using vile and hateful words against others; when social media feeds are used to label, accuse, and detract from the real issues; when desktop warriors spend hours trolling online but will not spend an ounce of energy building positive workplaces and communities;…

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Statement on Defunding the Police

In the wake of a number of murders committed by police in the United States and Canada, CUPW joins an ever-important number of voices that are calling to DEFUND THE POLICE. While attention about the senseless police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis featured widely in Canadian media, Black and Indigenous people in Canada were…

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Urban Letter Carrier Overtime

The Arbitrator’s decision contained some improvements to address the issue of overtime on letter carrier routes. She did not accept all of our proposals to allow letter carriers more options to reduce the overtime on their routes. Compulsory Overtime The parties had agreed to suspend clause 15.14 – Compulsory overtime on other routes. The issue…

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Temporary Peak Period Workforce – Urban

One of Canada Post’s key demands during the past two rounds of bargaining was to get some sort of flexibility or labour savings for the delivery of parcels on weekends. During the last round, the parties negotiated Appendix “JJ” which would allow for the creation of a parcel delivery workforce. CPC has rarely used this…

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