Canada Post drops lockout threat as talks continue with its workers

Postal service will not be interrupted while talks continue There were signs of progress Sunday in a contract dispute between Canada Post and the union representing 50,000 of its workers as talks resumed and the post office withdrew a threat to lock out its workers. Canada Post issued a brief statement that said it had […]

Canada Postal Workers’ union refuses arbitration with Canada Post

OTTAWA- Postal workers have politely declined a suggestion from federal Minister of Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk to bring negotiations with Canada Post management to binding arbitration, saying it’s a matter of principle. “We appreciate the offer to help, but paying women equally for work of equal value is the law of the land; it’s not something […]

USPS continues to monitor potential strike affecting Canada Post

The Postal Service continues to monitor a possible strike or work stoppage affecting Canada Post. On July 5, 2016, Canada Post issued a 72-hour notice announcing that it will be changing the terms and conditions of employment for all employees represented by the union starting Friday, July 8, 2016 at midnight. Until further notice, USPS […]

Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice to Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canada Post takes steps to respond to rapidly deteriorating business situation OTTAWA – Canada Post has notified the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) that it will be changing the terms and conditions of employment for all employees represented by the union starting Friday, July 8, 2016. The uncertainty caused by the prolonged negotiations and […]

Canada Post Expresses Disappointment with Response from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

OTTAWA, July 2, 2016 /CNW/ – Canada Post is extremely disappointed with the response from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) at the bargaining tables. Late Friday evening, CUPW tabled offers that would add at least $1 Billion in new costs over the term of a new collective agreement while rejecting the Corporation’s approach […]

Postal Workers ask Canada Post to extend contract talks

OTTAWA, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ – Postal workers are asking Canada Post management for a two-week extension on the cooling-off period that would otherwise entail a termination of their contract on July 2nd. At that point, the union says Canada Post might either lock its workers out or try to force a walkout through punitive changes […]

Canada Post’s Underclass of Women Workers

3/8/2016 OTTAWA – On International Women’s Day, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is drawing attention to the situation of its rural mail carriers, 70% of which are women. Compared to their mostly male letter carrier counterparts in urban areas, rural and suburban mail carriers earn 20% less for doing the same work “We’re working […]

Canada Post begins phasing out door-to-door mail delivery

Despite protests and a court challenge, 10 communities across the country, including Winnipeg, Calgary and Ottawa, are making the switch from door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes starting Monday. More than 12,000 Winnipeggers were among the first Canadians on Monday to be part of Canada’s Post’s plan to phase out door-to-door mail delivery. The changeover […]

Postal workers take Canada Post to court to save home delivery

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is launching a constitutional challenge of Canada Post’s plan to axe door-to-door home mail delivery OTTAWA – Representatives from seniors’ groups and organizations for people with disabilities joined the Canadian Union of Postal Workers today to launch a major legal challenge to the attempt to end home mail delivery. […]

Canada: Edmonton postal workers may sell bus passes, report potholes in pilot project

EDMONTON, CANADA – Postal workers could start reporting potholes, messy yards and burned out street lights as part of a new City of Edmonton pilot project. Council’s community services committee voted Monday to move forward with a plan to have Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) employees make reports using the city’s 311 app. Council […]