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CBC Reports on the problems at the PPC: April 15, 2014

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UPDATE - March 25, 2014: PubCom, PPC problems, Rest pod problems, LC and MSC staffing problems and more...

Publication Committee

One of my duties as the Education Director is to be the spokesperson for the Publication Committee on the Executive Committee. The Publication Committee is charged with producing two specific publications.

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Article 33.13 of the Collective Agreement provides us with the right to refuse unsafe work. If a member honestly believes that their safety is at risk, or that the work they are doing may endanger someone else's safety, they may exercise this right by stating to their supervisor, "I am exercising my right to refuse this work under Article 33.13 of the Collective Agreement". A supervisor may not issue a direct order to perform unsafe work.

CUPW Vancouver to send two Delegates to the CLC Convention.

The Vancouver local will be sending two Delegates to the 27th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) held from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 9 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 201 avenue Viger Ouest, Montréal (Québec).

Shop Steward Course - April 9 & 10, 2014


April 9 & 10, 2014

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At 4530 Dawson Street, Burnaby, BC.

By Skytrain: 1.5 blocks south of the Brentwood Skytrain station, down the stairs off Willingdon Avenue.

By Car: turn right down the ramp (after the shop fronts) on Dawson Street to the back of the building

Application Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Misguided Decision to Strip Seniority Costs CPC $4,100.00!

Misguided Decision to Strip Seniority Costs CPC $4,100.00!

On July 22, 2013, a Kelowna temporary employee was reinstated to her employment as a result of an arbitration ruling by Arbitrator Stan Lanyon. Despite her reinstatement, the Grievor’s phone remained silent and she did not receive any offers of work until October. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the Canada Post management team had inexplicably changed the Grievor’s seniority date to reflect the date of her reinstatement. At the time of her discharge, the Grievor’s seniority date corresponded with her original hiring date of March 8, 2010. As a result of Canada Post’s actions, the Grievor was repeatedly bypassed for a series of work assignments.

Update: National Policy Grievance N00-10-00001

Update: National Policy Grievance N00-10-00001

On March 13, 2013, Arbitrator André Bergeron sustained a national policy grievance that was filed by the Union in respect of the status of the collective agreement during the period of May 30, 2011 to June 27, 2011. It was during that period that Canada Post discontinued benefits such as Dental Care, Extended Health Care Plan, Vision and Hearing, Life Insurance, Medical Coverage and contractual entitlements such as Sick leave, Maternity Benefits and Vacation leave before imposing its nationwide lock-out.

Don Davies, MP Statement on Canada Post Town Hall

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Burkett issues supplementary award on the 2 bundle delivery method

The supplementary award, dated February 24th, 2014 can be downloaded HERE.

"I hereby confirm that the continued use of the two bundle method constitutes a breach of the Employer's statutory and contractual obligation to take all reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of its employees and direct that the two bundle delivery method be discontinued"

CUPW delegation to Burnaby City Council Feb. 17, 2014

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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 P.M.
The WISE Hall
1882 Adanac Steet,
East Vancouver



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