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Bombs Away: Canada Post’s New Assault on Health Safety!

Bombs Away: Canada Post’s New Assault on Health Safety!

Canada Post management has shown once again that they remain firmly deep-rooted in the tail end of modern day Health and Safety Standards.

On April 28, 2015, a Vancouver CBSA Officer discovered a grenade at the x-ray machine #1 in the VEO section of the PPC. Instantly following this discovery, an evacuation of the area was announced and potential blast area of fifty (50) meters was established. Employees working in the section were instructed to leave the area immediately. While the evacuation process was under way, superintendent Jacques Damgajian directly intervened and instructed a number of our members to remain working in the area despite the clear and present danger in front of them. In fact, Mr. Damgajian felt it was appropriate to dole out direct orders to remain as employees were literally fleeing for their lives!

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Are You Ready for a Strike?

Our Collective Agreement expires on January 31st, 2016. All indications are that the Corporation will be bringing a number of demands that CUPW members simply cannot accept.

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Basic Shop Steward Course - Oct. 1 and 2, 2015

VANCOUVER LOCAL
BASIC SHOP STEWARD COURSE
October 1st and 2nd, 2015
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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3 Day Advanced Shop Steward Course - Oct. 15, 16 & 17, 2015

VANCOUVER LOCAL
3 Day Advanced Shop Steward Local Course
October 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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WINNING DOOR PRIZE TICKETS FROM CUPW PICNIC AUGUST 8, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended the picnic. There were two unclaimed door prize tickets.

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Each ticket is for a pair of tickets to the Whitecaps game on August 22, 2015. Please contact the Union Hall to claim.


 
Ikea Catalogue Delivery 2015

On Monday, August 10, 2015, Ikea Catalogue delivery begins. After signing a perennial national Memorandum of Agreement regarding Ikea Catalogue delivery, Canada Post typically adjusts a handful of delivery schedules across the country. This year, the introduction of residential home delivery has been included.

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Vancouver Local Update - July 28, 2015
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The Vancouver Local Update is out!

Included in the update:

  • Attention: Overburdened Letter Carriers!
  • And.... THEY'RE BACK! (Ikea Catalogues)
  • Christmas Comes Early $$$$
  • 2nd Annual CUPW Solidarity BBQ/Picnic
  • Article 33.13 Right to Refuse
  • MSC Weekend Overtime

and more...

You can download, view and print (2 page, legal sized) the PDF of the update by clicking HERE


 
NOTICE OF MOTION: 11.7 Temporary Workers

A notice of motion was presented at the June 25th, 2015, General Membership Meeting. The motion seeks to change the language of Article 11.7 of the local bylaws and the payment for wage loss to temporary workers while attending union functions on work days.

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By-Election Results: June 25, 2015

Elected at the June 25, 2015 General Membership Meeting were:

EDUCATION DIRECTOR:
Stefanie Neumann
CHIEF STEWARD VMPP SHIFT 2:
Ken Doyle

Congratulations to the successful candidates. Our appreciation goes out to all members who offer themselves to positions.

Solidarity.

 
Education Committee as of June 26, 2015

Education Committee:

Tara

Atkinson

Eric

Carlos

Angelito

Decena

Edem

Etuk

Karen

MacDonald

Cristina

Maclennan

Jayne

Priest

Maria

Tee


 

Upcoming Meetings

AUGUST GENERAL
MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Thursday, August 27, 2015
7:00 P.M.
The WISE Hall
1882 Adanac St.,
East Vancouver.

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"Optimism is an intellectual choice."

- DIANA SCHNEIDER


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