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February 2020

Feb 24 to Mar 6



CUPW National Office

377 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 1Y3

Tel: (613) 236-7238
Fax: (613) 563-7861
TTY: (613) 236-9753

CUPW launched its postal banking campaign with a giant inflatable piggy bank in downtown Ottawa.

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Tuesday November 13 2018
Thursday April 27 2017
Thursday December 14 2017
Friday August 24 2018
Wednesday October 31 2018

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Tuesday November 13 2018


Canada Post Corporation (CPC) began to implement Postal Transformation (PT) in 2010.

Friday November 2 2018
800 Postal Workers Join Picket Lines - For Immediate Release - Ottawa – Members of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Kitchener-Waterloo local in Ontario walked off the job at 12.01am early this morning as part of CUPWs second week of rotating strikes.
Wednesday October 31 2018

The National Executive Board has called for a nationwide overtime ban effective November 1 at 12:01 a.m.

Wednesday October 10 2018
Our public post office distributes government cheques that are a fundamental part of the social safety net. We do not want pensioners and those with low-income to suffer if the union is locked out or forced to strike. After all, our dispute over contract issues should be directed at Canada Post, not the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition, your union wants to make sure that live animals are not trapped in the mail system during a work disruption, as they were in 2011.
Monday August 27 2018

Is your workload unmanageable? Do you suffer from work-related stress? Is your work causing physical and emotional stress?

Friday August 24 2018

It has been a struggle during this round of negotiations to build any kind of momentum.

Thursday May 31 2018
More than ever, we have momentum on our campaigns, and a window of opportunity to translate this momentum in to bargaining support, which may become critical in weeks to come. Summer brings opportunities for Locals to get involved in events and spread our campaign messages: participating in community fairs, movie nights, parades and barbecues are just a few examples of positive and energetic places for actions – and to have a little fun with our neighbours while drumming up support.
Friday March 9 2018
A major need of Letter Carriers and Mail Service Couriers is “Access to Information”. This means access to how your route is structured, including the background information, data on the percentage of coverage, volume base of parcels and software used to structure routes.
Thursday December 14 2017
On Monday, December 11, Canada Post made presentations on its financial situation and on parcels. We made our own presentation about Canada Post’s financial reports.
Thursday April 27 2017
In the last round of bargaining with Canada Post Corporation (CPC), our union negotiated the right for carriers to prepare unaddressed admail (aka householders or neighbourhood mail) at the end of the day. In the agreement, as long as the overtime process is respected, supervisors can’t use being on overtime as a reason to deny time for admail preparation. This was to apply to collating admail for all points of call (POC) — including centralized POC — when letter carriers have three or more pieces of admail per POC.

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.