RCC Member Notice: Update on possible disruption of Canada Post service
AUGUST 31, 2016
Yesterday, Canada Post issued the following media statement:
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers reach two-year agreements
Canadians can now ship with confidence heading into the holiday season
OTTAWA – Canada Post is pleased to have reached tentative short-term agreements with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). The agreements will avert a work disruption, bringing much-needed certainty in th postal system for our employees and customers. Canadians can now use the postal system with confidence. This is especially important as Canadian businesses large and small are already planning for the upcoming holiday shipping season.
These agreements are for a period of two years, rather than the typical four-year contracts negotiated in the past. The issues facing the Corporation, with declining mail volumes and a growing pension obligation, are complex. This approach provides more time for thoughtful discussion and analysis on how to best address these issues without the ongoing threat of a work disruption. The agreements must be ratified by members.
Canada Post would also like to thank the mediators for their help in bringing a neutral perspective to the discussions.
For more information contact:
Canada Post Media relations
- Canada Post, workers' union reach tentative deals to avoid job action (Globe and Mail)
- Canada Post, postal union reach tentative deals (The Star)
- Canada Post, workers union agree to extend mediation another 24 hours (Globe and Mail)
- eBay urges Trudeau to intervene in Canada Post negotiations, citing ‘negative business implications’ from uncertainty (Financial Post)
- Le syndicat dépose un préavis de grève (Le Devoir)
- CUPW issues strike notice after it says Canada Post refused to extend talks (Montreal Gazette)
- Canada Post, CUPW agree to mediation after union files strike notice (CBC)
- Canada Post drops lockout threat (Globe and Mail)
- Union calls for 30-day truce with Canada Post amid contract standoff (Globe and Mail)
- Canada Post extends lockout to Monday (CBC News)
- Pensions are sticking points in Canada Post talks (Toronto Star)
- Five things to know about their bottom line and the future of mail (Globe and Mail)
- Canada Post threatens to lock workers out on Friday (Globe and Mail)
- Canada Post says latest offer to union is final (Toronto Star)
- Canada Post hopes to negotiate an ‘affordable and reasonable’ deal with union (National Post)
- Canada Post workers won’t strike before Wednesday, union says (Toronto Star)
- Canada Post refuses to extend bargaining with union (Toronto Star)
- Businesses warn customers about potential Canada Post strike (Financial Post)
- Canada Post strike would have 'significant impact' on businesses : Retail Council (News 95.7)
RCC Action Plan
- RCC is communicating with the relevant Federal ministers both with formal written letters and in person to express our concern over the potential of a CPC service disruption. RCC has ensured that our government in Ottawa recognizes the impact potential disruption a strike by Canada Post could have our delivery of regular mail but more important a serious and costly disruption to the delivery of parcels.
- RCC has written the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Minister of Public Services and Procurement and called on the government prevent service disruptions by Canada Post, given the essential nature this national service plays for retailers and their customers. Click here to read the letter.
- RCC has also raised concerns in various meetings with MPs,the Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and key political staff.