CUPW’s Union Education Program (UEP) is a four-week residential program aimed at developing knowledge and skills for union activists. It is an intensive, enriching and experiential learning practice focused on addressing current labour and social issues; finding adequate tools to combat social and economic injustice; discovering links among various unjust systems and practices; and developing solidarity to fight back with direction, vigor and efficacy against systemic oppression. Your application must be submitted by April 30, 2020...
Canada Post also issued new methods for PDF icon retail counters and for PDF icon delivery of Personal Contact Items. The policy should be available in your workplace. If your supervisor or co-workers can’t answer all your questions, please go to your steward or local health and safety representative for more information.
We’ve been in bargaining for TForce Final Mile bargaining units since December 2017. The Ottawa unit is the last one yet to get a new collective agreement. The negotiating committee has had two sessions of talks with TForce, most recently February 26th to 28th. We have not, however, been able to reach an agreement. Our next step will be mediation.
The 2020 CUPW delegation will participate in May Day activities and the International Solidarity Conference in Cuba. They will meet with postal workers, visit postal facilities and learn about the Appendix Solidarity Project "R" of the urban collective agreement.
Update - As of March 5, 2020, 45 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Canada. In addition, the Government of Quebec reported their third case of COVID-19 and the Government of Alberta reported their first case of COVID-19. The provinces have sent their presumptive positive samples to the National Microbiology Laboratory for further testing..
On this International Women’s Day, and throughout the rest of March, CUPW is celebrating women whose struggles have shaped what CUPW is today. Women make the union stronger each day, and we’ve come a long way so far in our efforts to make CUPW more representative, more effective, and safer for women and all non-male-identifying postal workers.
We are one big step closer to certification to represent Foodora couriers in Toronto. And the decision is a big precedent for organizing gig workers. On Februrary 25, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) delivered a landmark decision siding with CUPW’s arguments that Foodora Couriers are dependent contractors (a classification closer to ‘employee’) of Foodora and not independent contractors.
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.