“It always seems to be impossible, until it’s done” is a quote largely attributed to Nelson Mandela. Research suggests the quote or an altered version is actually over 2,000 years old and has been used as inspiration to fight for a better future. The problems are real. Our solutions are sound and now is the time for action in the streets, in our workplaces and in our communities to deliver results. This Action Plan is a blueprint to build a stronger CUPW, a mobilized membership and more vibrant and environmentally friendly communities.
Every four years, delegates from across the country gather for five days to decide on the future direction of CUPW. We set policies, decide on the operation of the union and elect National and Regional leadership.
However, it’s so much more. Delegates representing the diversity of the membership set the tone and spirit to do the impossible for our jobs, our workplaces and our communities.
A record number of women also elected to the National Executive Committee
OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has elected Jan Simpson, a postal worker from the Scarborough local, as the union’s new National President. She becomes the first black woman to lead a national union in Canada. Julee Sanderson from the Saskatoon local was elected 1st National Vice-President. Bev Collins was re-elected as National Secretary-Treasurer.
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.