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.
|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.
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.
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.
World Health Organization
Federal government tracking and information
Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)
The Province of Ontario created this self-assessment tool for people to use before seeking testing or treatment
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.