Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMCs) ratified a collective agreement on Sept. 30, 2003, making them CUPW members and Canda Post employees. This move allowed RSMCs the opportunity to bargain collectively for fair wages and work conditions. The 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.

Collective Agreement for Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (Expires: December 31, 2017) (PDF)

RSMC Pay for Self Isolation and Quarantine Leave

AMENDED The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) met with the Canada Post Corporation (CPC) on March 13th, 2020. CUPW requested further information on CPC’s procedure for RSMCs who have been told by health professionals to self-isolate and/or quarantine themselves. CPC responded that RSMCs who have a health professional’s note or self-isolate and/or quarantine themselves…

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Union Dues Recovery for RSMC Members

On your October 17, 2019 pay, there was a deduction for union dues arrears. This should have been the final deduction for union dues arrears due to the pay equity decision. Unfortunately, Canada Post made an error in the calculation. They did not deduct union dues on the retroactive rest period allowance payment (RPA). How…

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Canadian Tire Neighbourhood Mail – RSMC

Following a National Executive Board decision, members of the rural unit will be delivering a Canadian Tire neighbourhood mail item starting on November 12, 2019. Without a memorandum of agreement, the Canada Post Corporation has the right under the RSMC collective agreement to demand that delivery take place in a single day and be compensated…

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Pay Equity Phase Three Payment

Phase three of RSMC retro payment will be on the October 17th pay. This payment will cover the retro payments for the Rest Period Allowance (RPA), Personal Contact Items (PCI) and admail (Neighbourhood Mail). All items, with the exception of admail, will cover from January 1, 2016 up until the October 17 pay period. On…

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RSMC Uniform: New Points System

IMPORTANT: You have until September 30, 2019 to use your actual points. During this round of negotiations, the parties agreed language that gives RSMC employees the same uniform entitlement as Urban Letter Carriers. Hence, the same uniform and the same colour. As part of the transition to the new points system, all existing points that…

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