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Tentative Agreements Adopted by the Membership
Monday December 5 2016

After six weeks of local membership meetings, the members in both the Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) and the Urban Postal Operations (UPO) bargaining units have ratified their tentative collective agreements reached with Canada Post on September 1st.

December 6th: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique murders, when fourteen young women lost their lives.

Annual Election Notice 2017


Due to the resignation of Jeannette McConnell as Health and Safety Director, this position is now open and will be included in the upcoming plant gate election for the remainder of the term. Thank you Sister McConnell for all your hard work.

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive Committee:

Shop Steward Elections 2017

Nominations for Shop Stewards are now open. The deadline for nominations to be returned to the Union Hall is Friday December 30, 2016.

Any Member in Good Standing is entitled to run for the position of Shop Steward. Nominators must also be Members in Good Standing.

Regional PEL 5-day “Leadership Skills” Course

The Pacific Region has scheduled a 5-day Leadership Skills course from February 5 to February 10, 2017. Please note the dates advertised by the CLC in the CLC Pacific Region Winter School brochure are incorrect.

Vancouver Local Executive Committee unanimously recommends “No” vote to the Tentative Agreement

At a special Vancouver Local Executive Committee (LEC) meeting held on November 1, 2016, a motion was passed unanimously recommending “No” to the Urban Tentative Agreement.

Ratification and Strike Vote times

We are holding votes for both the ratification of the tentative collective agreement and for another strike mandate. Only Members in Good Standing (MIGS) will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement. The strike vote is open to everyone represented by CUPW.

The voting will be preceded by an information meeting. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory. The doors will be tiled (locked) 15 minutes from start times posted. Please plan to spend a minimum of one (1) hour at the meeting, with voting to take place following the meeting. Below are the list of meeting times:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pacific Gateway Hotel
3500 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC

6:30 A.M.*
8:30 A.M.*
10:30 A.M.*

1:30 P.M.*

5 P.M.*

7 P.M.*

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Metrotown Hilton
6083 McKay Ave.
Burnaby, BC

11 A.M.
1 P.M.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.
Vancouver, BC

5 P.M.
7 P.M.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.
Vancouver, BC

11 A.M.*

* Sign Language Interpreters have not yet been confirmed

Please note that the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond (MAP) has provided a link to register for parking. All you need to do is click on the link and provide your license plate number.

In Solidarity,
Heather Andrews

Survey of Member Child Care Needs - Lower Mainland of British Columbia

CUPW is trying to help!

CUPW negotiated a $2.5 million child care fund to be used to improve access to quality affordable child care for CUPW members. Some of that money is being used to fund child care projects in locals across the country to help members get the kind of child care they need.


Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Group 2 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Groups 1, 3 & 4 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Vancouver Local Union Hall - 4530 Dawson St., Burnaby, BC


Upcoming Meetings

Sunday, November 27, 2016
1:00 P.M.
The Maritime
Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.,
East Vancouver.



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