News & Announcements

CUPW at all levels, calling for immediate action

We now know that local management, as well as a small group of CUPW members were involved in the organization and participation of at least two social gatherings in postal facilities in the GTA. These gatherings have exposed serious compliance issues of the many health and safety measures in place at all facilities. The current…

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Environmental Action Plan: Update

CUPW has been working with Canada Post on developing an Environmental Action Plan. Canada Post has expressed willingness to collaborate with CUPW and representatives from other bargaining agents to develop a strong environmental strategy for Canada Post Corporation. Though progress has been made in developing a collaborative Environmental Action Plan, we also cannot overlook some…

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Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated since the 1990s, but the Canadian government officially recognized May as Asian Heritage Month in 2002. In 2001, May was also declared South Asian Heritage Month in Ontario, further evidence that the Asian diaspora is important to our society. For South Asians, the month of May has been a…

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Canadian Mental Health Week

This is Canadian Mental health week. Yet anxiety, depression and other sorts of mental disorders are with us every day of the year. This is no less so, with this pandemic which continues to plague the working class, especially frontline workers. Under normal circumstances, 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 5 children suffer from…

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Equity Census: There is no equality without equity!

Canada Post recently asked CUPW members to complete an equity survey. There is a reason for this. Historically, certain communities have been left out of Canada Post hiring. For example, the percentage of disabled and Indigenous people in our workplaces does not reflect those communities adequately or proportionally as a percentage of the population. There…

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Standing with our Sisters

On May 5, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Turtle Island. It is chilling testament of colonialism that these sisters are taken and murdered on such a scale. Colonial tradition encourages police to look the other way…

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