Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Questions about COVID-19?

Contact our COVID-19 National Response HQ

COVID-19@cupw-sttp.org

IMPORTANT: Please provide your name, local, job type and workplace location. Only questions about COVID-19 will be answered. Please contact your local for other issues.

CDC : Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: April 3, 2020

We have added several new resources and references to our COVID-19 web section on the past few days. Now online:


As well, we post new links to webinars for members – now with live sign language interpretation – as more sessions are scheduled regularly.

COVID-19 Webinars for Members
Participants Date Time Link Meeting ID
Ontario ** Saturday, April 4 4pm ET https://zoom.us/j/748934895 748934895
Atlantic ** Sunday, April 5 3:30pm AT / 4:00pm NLT https://zoom.us/j/907223988 907223988
Prairies and Pacific ** Sunday, April 5 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT https://zoom.us/j/793595189 793595189
Use computer audio or find your local call in number: https://zoom.us/u/ayHkx1FhP
** Includes interpretation in ASL for English webinar or LSQ for French webinar. Click here for more information.

Latest Information

CUPW intends to be part of the solution to the COVID-19 crisis, and to enable members to care for ourselves and our families, and our communities. We can all play a part in mitigating the spread of the virus and protecting our vulnerable populations.

Your experience in the workplace is our primary concern. Your feedback is valuable and we’re listening to members concerns from the workfloor throughout our decision-making. The best way to send your feedback is through your local Health and Safety committee or the stewards network, but we are doing our best to consider all member input, which is coming in through all channels.

In this critical time, we continue to struggle for social justice, and a just, safe and sustainable workplace and public postal service.

If you get sick


  1. A member who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone exhibiting symptoms-whether they have travelled or not- and must self-quarantine for 14 days.

  2. A member who has returned from any international travel, or has been in contact with someone who has returned from international travel must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Remember that if Canada Life calls you about your pay or benefits while you have to be off work, you have the right to union representation in your communications with them as well.

We are currently gathering information on work locations and communities where postal workers are sick, quarantined, or self-isolating. We hope to soon be able to share enough data for our members to make wise decisions, in line with their personal physician’s advice and public health guidelines.

Resources

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Federal government tracking and information

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

https://canadianlabour.ca/supporting-workers-time-crisis-key-steps-governments-employers/

Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)

https://ftq.qc.ca/covid-19-entraide-et-ressources/

The Province of Ontario created this self-assessment tool for people to use before seeking testing or treatment

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-self-assessment

Disclaimer

We are sharing the best available information we can find and updating it whenever possible, and without delay. Thus, while we are disseminating this information, please be aware that not everything we’re sharing here has been thoroughly vetted by the union, nor does it necessarily represent CUPW’s beliefs or positions.