We have now completed the Focus Groups in our Pay Equity Study. In total we held 47 Focus Groups from the Atlantic to the Pacific. We thank all those members who participated for your valuable contributions.
Last year’s negotiations for both Urban and RSMC members were settled with two short-term collective agreements, and very little progress. While we succeeded in temporarily halting the austerity-drive, all of our most substantial issues remain unresolved. Now with the government review of Canada Post finished, and the Liberals still dragging their feet on decisions, we are getting ready to head back to the bargaining table. Nobody should expect an easy round of bargaining.
Can we have a better future? Can our children and future generations have a secure and holistic future? All is possible. In Canada’s celebration of 150 years of colonialism there are some important questions missing.
Dear Sisters and Brothers: Once again, forest fires have hit Western Canada and threaten nearby communities. They also affect air quality, which will make physical work even more difficult in the weeks ahead for our members at Canada Post and Dynamex. For now, mail delivery has been suspended by Canada Post in nearly twenty municipalities in the province. Neighbouring towns will also be dealing, if they are not already, with poor air quality, which could deteriorate to the point where physical work outside becomes very difficult.
La puissance militaire du Canada n’était certainement pas l’un des enjeux de la campagne électorale de Justin Trudeau. À aucun moment de la campagne les libéraux ont-ils parlé d’augmenter le budget de la défense ou d’utiliser la « puissance dure » à l’étranger. Pourtant, le récent discours de Chrystia Freeland, ministre des Affaires étrangères, jumelé à l’annonce d’une augmentation de 70 % des dépenses militaires du gouvernement fédéral, a de quoi inquiéter.
Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.