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MARCH: with the Carnival Band, gather 1:30 pm Commercial Dr. & 14th (Clark Park entrance).

RALLY: and speakers 2:00 pm Grandview Park (Commercial Dr. & Charles St.)

Click HERE for VDLC poster

 
Big CUPW Win in Court — 2011 Back-to-work Legislation Struck Down
Thursday April 28 2016

When back-to-work legislation cut off our collective bargaining in 2011, after the NDP filibuster in the House of Commons, after a frustrating round of bargaining with Canada Post Corporation, we knew our rights were being violated. We knew we were signing a collective agreement under duress, accepting conditions that we would have rejected if not threatened with such legislation.

As members, we all faced a difficult choice: ratify an agreement with diminished wages and working conditions, or submit to the Final Offer Selection arbitration process. This position was entirely created by the Harper government’s back-to-work legislation – free collective bargaining could not have brought us to such a moment.

So in October 2011 we filed a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge with The Ontario Superior Court, claiming that the Restoring Mail Delivery for Canadians Act violated our right to free expression. The decision was issued today: the court found that it did violate our rights, and was unconstitutional.

Sisters and brothers, we won – we are vindicated!
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RUN OFF ELECTION RESULTS

Secretary – Treasurer Heather Andrews

Congratulations to Sister Andrews. Our appreciation goes out to all members who offered themselves to positions.
Thank you to everyone that helped with this Run off Election and the previous Plant Gate Election.

In Solidarity,
Jennifer Savage
President

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Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating Women in Trades

The Vancouver Local Women's Committee is inviting Sisters to attend an International Women's Day dinner organized by the Vancouver District Labour Council on March 8th, 2016.

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Pacific Processing Centre Plant Rules

As most of you know, Canada Post PPC management has been conducting discussions with our members surrounding PPC Plant Health and Safety rules. Specifically regarding the wearing of loose clothing and jewelry. Some examples are: long-sleeved shirts, ties, watches, wedding rings, dangling earrings and necklaces, long hair, beards, and the Kara (iron bracelet Sikh men and women wear).

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I Will Never Get Injured on the Job - I Will Never Have to Deal With the WCB

If you believe that, well, good luck to you. We hope you never will. Nobody plans to get hurt at work: to have an accident, stumble while carrying equipment, get exposed to toxic gases or suffer a psychological trauma that scars you for the rest of your life. But if you do have the misfortune to be hurt on the job or develop an occupational disease, you WILL have to deal with the WCB (aka WorkSafeBC although that is their marketing name – they are still legally the Workers’ Compensation Board.)

You could be in for a difficult and miserable time dealing with the WCB, but there are a few steps you can take right now to minimize the grief.

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Postal Worker - run off election 2016

The Run off Election 2016 Edition of the Postal Worker

Available in pdf format HERE

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Contents:

  • List of Candidates
  • Candidate's statements
  • Current list of Shop Stewards

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VANCOUVER LOCAL BASIC SHOP STEWARD COURSES - March and April 2016

VANCOUVER LOCAL
BASIC SHOP STEWARD COURSES

4530 Dawson St., Burnaby, BC

By Skytrain: 1.5 blocks south of Brentwood Skytrain, down the stairs off Willingdon Ave.
By Car: down the first ramp off Dawson St.

Applications can be downloaded HERE

*PRIORITY will be given to newly elected Shop Stewards

BASIC SHOP STEWARD: Tues/Wed March 15th& 16th
Deadline:
Friday, February 26th, 2016 by 5:00 pm

BASIC SHOP STEWARD: Thurs/Fri April 14th& 15th
Deadline:
Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by 5:00 pm

In Solidarity,

Stefanie Neumann

Education Director

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CUPW PACIFIC REGION SPRING EDUCATIONAL - May 2016

CUPW PACIFIC REGION SPRING EDUCATIONAL
CUPW VANCOUVER LOCAL Application Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The following courses are available to Vancouver Local Members who wish to apply for the Pacific Region’s Spring Educational being held at Harrison Hot Springs from Thursday evening May 5th until Sunday May 8th, 2016.

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YEAR 2016 INSTALLATION RUN OFF ELECTION BALLOTING SCHEDULE

YEAR 2016 INSTALLATION
RUN OFF ELECTION
BALLOTING SCHEDULE

Polls open as follows:









February 19 (Friday)

Advance Poll (Union Hall)

06:30 AM -

05:00 PM











Feb 21 (Sunday)

PPC

07:00 AM -

09:00 PM










Feb 22 (Monday)


VMPP Wickets &
Main Office Boxes

08:00 AM -

10:00 AM



Glen Drive

01:00 PM -

01:30 PM



Royal & Bentall Centres

11:45 AM -

12:30 PM



Pacific Centre

12:45 PM -

01:00 PM






Feb 23 (Tuesday)

LCD 1/2

07:00 AM -

12:00 PM











Feb 23 (Tuesday)

Stn F

06:30 AM -

09:30 AM



NBDC

07:30 AM -

03:30 PM



CDC

08:00 AM -

04:00 PM



NVDC (Harbour)

07:30 AM -

03:00 PM



West Van Retail

11:30 AM -

12:00 PM



Depot 32

06:30 AM -

08:00 AM











Feb 24 (Wednesday)

PPC & MSCs

Starts 11:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb 23



Ends 12:30 AM
Thursday, Feb 25





Feb 24 (Wednesday)

Stn D

06:30 AM -

09:30 AM



SVDC

08:00 AM -

04:00 PM



RDC (22, 23 & 24)

07:30 AM -

03:30 PM



Richmond Retail

10:15 AM -

11:15 AM



Stn G

06:30 AM -

08:00 AM






Feb 25 (Thursday)

Stn S

06:30 AM -

09:30 AM



SBDC

06:30 AM -

09:30 AM



LCD 1/2

01:00 PM -

05:00 PM



Annex

02:30 PM -

06:30 PM











Feb 26 (Friday)

Post Poll (Union Hall)

07:45 AM -

04:30 PM






NOTE: To ensure time to vote, give yourself extra time at
the start (all locations) or at the end of your shift (PPC).
Please have your CPC ID ready.






In Solidarity,















Jennifer Savage



President



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