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

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique murders, when fourteen young women lost their lives.

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ANNUAL ELECTION NOTICE 2015

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

Full-Time Officers

President
2nd Vice President
Grievance Officer

Table Officers

Education Director
Recording Secretary/By-Laws Chair

Chief Shop Stewards *

G.L.&T./Glen Drive (1)
VMPP #3 Shift (1)

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SHOP STEWARD ELECTIONS 2015

Nominations for Shop Stewards are now open. The deadline for nominations to be returned to the Union Hall is Monday, December 15, 2014.

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Get New Glasses Before December 31, 2014

altUnder the Urban Operations Collective Agreement the four year period for our vision plans ends on December 31 2014. A new four year period commences January 1, 2015.

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Voluntary Early Starts?

Brothers and Sisters,

altOver the last few weeks some of you may have noticed Canada Post Management soliciting members in regards to voluntary early starts for Mondays. There is no mention or language in the Collective Agreement that allows for this.

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PEL 5-day “Leadership Skills” Course 2015

The Pacific Region has scheduled a 5-day Leadership Skills course from February 15 to 20, 2015. This CUPW course will be held as part of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Winter School at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, B. C.

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Grievance News - October 16, 2014

Karen De Francesco - Grievance Officer
Erin Collins and Aaron Spires - Arbitration Advocates

VPDC - $12,000 Award

Sisters and Brothers,

It’s finally over, after six (6) long years the VPDC suspension grievances have now been resolved.

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MSC RESTRUCTURE UPDATE - October 8, 2014

Postal Transformation

altCanada 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 disrupt the Union’s ability to represent its members. In turn they maximize profits and pay out bonuses to management.

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Lump Sum Payment for PPC Workers

You may be eligible for a lump sum payment of either $200 or $400 if your position was moved to the Pacific Processing Centre. Article 29.11 (f) of the Collective Agreement provides the following:

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