December 10th 2015
Every year on December 10th, Human Rights Day is observed in remembrance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This declaration, states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and therefore are entitled to civil, political, cultural, economic, and social rights. It was proclaimed a common standard of achievement for all peoples and for all nations.
PSAC has been invited to join this survey by Dr. Linda Duxbury, a Canadian expert in the field of work-life balance and professor at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Ottawa. This survey is being undertaken on behalf of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration on Aging, to increase awareness at both the public policy and employer levels of the challenges faced by workers as caregivers.
Canada Post has now implemented a two tier pay system, one for existing employees, one for new employees. Your bargaining team voiced their objection to this during the last round of negotiations. As of May 12, 2014, Canada Post will now be paying new employees 15% less as a starting wage.
Your union provided a "head's up" to Canada Post that, once this two-tier system kicks in, there will be issues with the pay of Volume Counters. Canada Post ignored our concerns.
We are pleased to announce that an MOA has been signed between UPCE/PSAC and the Canada Post Corporation regarding pro-rated dues for part-time members and volume counters. As I’m sure you aware we have been manually processing submitted claims for Volume Counters back to April 2012. A copy of the original communication to Volume Counters can be found as a Special Communiqué under the Communiqués section.