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The United Nations has made the theme for March 21, 2019: Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies.

The UPCE fully supports the CUPW and CLC joint statement on Canada Post negotiations and joins a number of other unions, including the PSAC, our bargaining agent, in condemning the federal government’s back-to-work legislation. We view this legislation as an attack on our rights as workers.

The UPCE National Executive is appalled to learn that Canada Post management has decided to discontinue sick leave provisions for CUPW represented employees, especially during rotating strikes while a majority of the impacted employees remain actively at work. 

Seeking: PSAC-UPCE Pension Advisory Council Alternate (s)

The PSAC-UPCE is seeking candidates for alternate appointment (s) to the Canada Post Pension Advisory Council.  

Jessica L. McDonald, Chair of the Board of Directors and Interim President and CEO invited the UPCE to a discussion on respectful workplaces. We accepted and met with Canada Post and other bargaining agents on the morning of July 23, 2018. The issues of harassment and bullying seem to have increased over the years in our workplaces, especially for our members with disabilities. 

To all members of the UPCE

As previously mentioned, the Union of Postal Communications Employees (UPCE) has created its own scholarship program for UPCE members and their children. This is in addition to any existing Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) scholarships.

The UPCE continues to advocate for a return of the Canada Post Employee Engagement Survey. The Public Service currently uses the Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) which allows the government to identify what it is doing well and where it needs to improve. 

PSAC is happy to announce that a new Collective Agreement has been ratified by members of UPCE Local 20095 working at Purolator Courier in BC. The new contract, which expires in December 2022 and was achieved with the help of a conciliator, includes wage increases, improved leave provisions including extra flexibility and time for bereavement leave, and stronger anti-harassment language.

PSAC and UPCE are expressing some cautious optimism for the future of Canada Post following the government’s public announcement of a new vision for the Corporation.

“We are pleased the government remains committed to Canada Post’s original mandate which is to provide service to Canadians”...

 

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