Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMCs) ratified a collective agreement on September 30, 2003, making them CUPW members and Canada Post employees. This move allowed RSMCs the opportunity to bargain collectively for fair wages and work conditions. 6,000 RSMCs deliver mail in rural and suburban areas. Seventy percent are women and over thirty percent of RSMCs work out of offices with letter carriers and clerks. The rest work with rural postmasters.

Point Allotment for Uniforms

Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Friends: The issue of point allotment for new and replacement uniforms, as provided for under article 34 of the urban collective agreement, was on the agenda of the last meeting of the National Joint Uniform Committee (NJUC), on September 22. RSMCs became eligible to the uniform program on October 1, 2019.…

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Post-Retirement Benefits – RSMC Unit

On June 11, 2020, Arbitrator MacPherson ordered that all continuous service of the RSMCs since they became employees on January 1, 2004 be recognized for the right to post-retirement benefits. IMPACT OF THE DECISION This means that RSMCs who decide to retire with 15 or more years of continuous service have the right to enroll…

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Pay Equity Update

Canada Post Finally Provides a Timeline for Employees on Workers Compensation Board (WCB) for the Retroactive Period It has been 11 months since the “phase 3” retro payment for pay equity was paid out by CPC. Following this payment, CPC was to work on getting payment to RSMCs who were off work on Injury on…

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