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Organization Committee - Arpil 23, 2015

Organization Committee REMINDER!

The Organization Committee invites YOU to its next scheduled meeting! The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has a proud history of Active Community Involvement. Add your valuable input and have a voice if not a vote with our Committee. We are a Social Force that has brought great things to people besides their Amazon orders and letters from Grandma. For example, in 1981, as a result of a forty-two (42) day strike, CUPW successfully negotiated Maternity Leave. That was later extended to other government workers and is now a benefit that is extended to all Canadians. This summer marks the 50th year anniversary of the Job Action that separated the wheat from the chaff, the Wildcat of ‘65. (Watch MEMORY & MUSCLE on YouTube.) Look how far we have already come; from fighting for pay equity, and look how far we have yet to go; to fighting to preserve our pensions. Where will you be when the action starts; which side are YOU on?

What: Organization Committee Meeting

Where: Union Hall, Vancouver Local; 4530 Dawson St., Burnaby, BC

When: Thursday April 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Who: Everyone Welcome


How: By all means necessary

By-Election Result: Secretary-Treasurer - March 22, 2015

BY-ELECTION RESULTS - Secretary-Treasurer

Elected at the March 22, 2015 General Membership Meeting:

Heather Andrews

Congratulations to Sister Andrews and thank you to all the candidates who offered themselves to the position.


Pushing the Boundaries

Pushing the Boundaries

Every so often an unexpected triumph over an injustice, or more pointedly, a moral victory, is visited upon us when we least expect it. In this particular instance, it was the efforts of one person at Depot 74 whom deserves our thanks. The following tells the story of the selfless act of devotion demonstrated by one member who set out to right what was put wrong by Canada Post.

By-Election: Chief Shop Steward (VMPP #2 Shift) - APRIL 23, 2015


As Jeannette McConnell was elected to the position of Health and Safety Director at the February General Membership Meeting, the position of Chief Shop Steward VMPP # 2 shift she formerly held is now vacant and up for election.

CUPW Pension Course - March 28, 2015


Saturday, March 28, 2015
9 am – 5 pm

Election Results - Alternate Delegates Ranked - February 27, 2015

Alternate Delegates to the National Convention have been ranked.

At the February 26, 2015 GMM the members voted to rank the 8 alternate delegates who accepted their nominations. The votes have now been tallied and the ranking is as follows:

  1. Pat Bertrand
  2. Chris Zukowsky
  3. Denish Bahadur
  4. Aaron Spires
  5. Kim Evans
  6. Randy Sandhu
  7. Perry Kumar
  8. Donna MacIntosh.

Thank you to the balloting committee and volunteers.


Election Results - February 26, 2015 GMM

Bi-election and Delegate Election Results - February 26, 2015 GMM

Health and Safety Director: Jeannette McConnell

Chief Steward VMPP #1 Shift: Christina MacLennan

27th Delegate (tie-break): Angelito Decena

Alternate delegate ballots will be counted today with the results posted here as soon as they become available.

Congratulations to the successful candidates. Thank you to all who offered themselves to a position. Thank you also to all who attended the GMM.


MSC RESTRUCTURE UPDATE - February 16, 2015

Postal Transformation

Canada Post has embarked on an aggressive campaign to streamline its operations and cut jobs. They call it – “Postal Transformation”. It begs the question; what have they transformed? I think it is important to note, other than the automation of parcel and mail processing, the method in which the customer receives their product has remained unchanged. The employer’s agenda is clear - disregard health and safety, overburden the workers, and extinguish service standards. In turn, they maximize profits and pay out bonuses to management.

Op/Ed: Burnaby Now - Why we need to save Canada Post


"Rather than having mail delivered to your doorstep by a familiar and friendly face, the elimination of door-to-door will mean you'll have to trek to a Community Mail Box (CMB), often quite a ways down the road or around the block. In Delta, with so many retirees living in communities like Ladner and Tsawwassen, residents are rightfully alarmed. Senior and mobility-challenged customers will be inconvenienced or put at risk." - Read the full article HERE

We Deliver Canada


The third video in our "We Deliver Canada" campaign has been published! Postal banking is not a "right / left" issue, it's a common sense issue.

Watch all three videos:
Meet Rebekah |
Meet Thomas | Meet Guillaume

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Upcoming Meetings


Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00 P.M.
The WISE Hall
1882 Adanac Street,
East Vancouver

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