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Postal Job Action Put Off For One Day As Talks Continue
Sunday August 28 2016

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA - As tense negotiations continue between postal workers and Canada Post management, the rolling overtime ban that was to start after midnight on Sunday has now been put on hold for 24 hours.
Alert #4 – Strike Activities - Friday August 26 2016

We issued our 72-hour notice of strike activity yesterday and it is important that everyone has a clear understanding of what will happen after 11:59 pm on August 28, 2016.

What is our Plan for Strike Activities?

The National Executive Board (NEB) has decided that our strike activities will rotate through each province or territory and will be the following:

  • RSMC Bargaining Unit: Work only your Schedule A hours.
  • Urban Bargaining Unit: Full-time work only your regular hours – No overtime.

Part-time and temporary employees may extend up to 8 hours but no overtime.

These strike activities will rotate through each province or territory. You will be informed when your province or territory is scheduled to participate in these actions. When you are not scheduled for any strike activities, please report to work and do your job according to the work rules and health and safety provisions.

It is possible that Canada Post management may tell you that you must work overtime or work beyond your Schedule A hours. We are in a legal strike position and we are protected under the Canada Labour Code when we engage in legal strike actions. Please call your local immediately if Canada Post management threatens you with discipline for refusing to work overtime or working beyond your Schedule A hours. Please report any hostility, intimidation, discrimination or provocation that you witness or experience from Canada Post management to your local or regional office.

Together We Will Succeed!

Sylvain Lapointe
Chief Negotiator, Urban Unit
George Floresco
Chief Negotiator, RSMC Unit
3rd Annual CUPW Solidarity Picnic and Barbeque

3rd Annual CUPW Solidarity Picnic and Barbeque

Saturday, September 17th from 11 AM to 4 PM
Deas Island Regional Park, Delta BC
6090 Deas Island Rd, Delta, BC
(Fisher’s Field Picnic Area – see map on reverse)

BY-ELECTION Chief Shop Steward-Group 2

Chief Shop Steward-Group 2

Following the resignation of Brother Felix McGowan, there is a vacancy in the Chief Shop Steward-Outside Function.

Understanding the Bar Charts

Understanding the Bar Charts
Friday, September 30th, 2016

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vancouver Local Union Hall - 4530 Dawson St., Burnaby, BC
By Skytrain: 1.5 blocks south of Brentwood Skytrain down the stairs off Willingdon Ave.
By Car: turn right down the ramp (after the shop fronts) on Dawson St. to the back of the building

Fall Education Seminars – November 3 to 6, 2016 - Whistler, B.C.

The fall education seminars for the Pacific Region will be held at the Whistler Conference Centre, 4010 Whistler Way with accommodation at the Aava Whistler Hotel, 4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, B. C. The courses will run Thursday, November 3 (evening) to Sunday, November 6, 2016. The following courses are being offered:

WCB Vocational Rehabilitation What Can the WCB Offer to Help Me Get Me Back to Work?

A lot of injured workers can't go back to their jobs because of a resulting disability after their injury at work. They need help to get working again. The WCB (aka WorkSafeBC) can offer different kinds of assistance to do that. (The organization is still legally the WCB).

The WCB vocational rehabilitation consultant (VRC) has to go through five steps to figure out what kind of help to offer an injured worker.

Preparing Your Householders: What you’re Actually Entitled to and What Canada Post isn’t Telling You

The summer is upon us and flyers – now known as neighbourhood mail – are at record highs again this year. Combine this with Postal Transformation (PT) and you now have a recipe for disaster.

Canada Post And CUPW Back At The Table by Redeye Collective

Two weeks ago Canada Post issued 72-hour lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. But management withdrew its lockout notice when it didn’t get the backing of the Liberal government. Jennifer Savage is president of the Vancouver local of CUPW. She explains the issues at the bargaining table. Jennifer Savage speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.

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Unless Given Direction By Management or Your Picket Captain.

On July 6, 2016, Canada Post extended their 72-hour notice that our Collective Agreement is no longer in place. This is not an automatic trigger for a lockout or strike.

Members who do not show up for work may be subject to discipline. The Collective Agreement will no longer be in place and we would fall under the terms and conditions of the Canada Labour Code. Therefore, all members must report to work.

The Union remains committed to negotiating a Collective Agreement that is fair for all postal workers.

If you have any questions, please contact your shop steward or picket captain. Your picket captain is posted on the picket duty roster.

In Solidarity,
Jennifer Savage



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