At National Consultation held on October 11, 2019, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) presented their 2019 Operational and Staffing Peak Season Plan for the Urban bargaining unit. CPC informed CUPW that they are expecting a 31% increase in parcels/packets for the 2019 Peak Season. In addition, CPC stated that in order to accommodate the increase of parcel/packets, CPC intends to hire 1894 temporary employees for Group 1 and 1874 temporary employees for Group 2. The usage of temporary employees has to be inline with the Urban collective agreement.
CPC advised that they are expecting to deliver more parcels on Sundays than in previous years. CPC notified CUPW that Sunday delivery will begin on November 17, 2019 but may start earlier based on local need.
On October 28, 2019, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) presented their Peak Season Plan for the RSMC bargaining unit.
When an RSMC is overburdened or there is an uncovered route, CPC is proposing to split the delivery portion of the routes. If the delivery portion is split, the work performed will be entered on a route calculator and paid at the appropriate Appendix A rate. This includes neighbourhood mail, lock changes and Personal Contact Items (PCIs). Both the route holder and the person performing the work will be paid.
CPC has stated that overtime rates will not be paid for weekend delivery of parcels. The process for offering this work will be as follows ;
This will be on a voluntary basis. RSMC will be offered work similar to an equal opportunity approach.
Weekend Delivery will be compensated as follows:
CPC has informed CUPW that they will not allow the weekend delivery PCIs to be captured on the log sheets. The Union is not in agreement with CPC and we are reviewing our options.