Historically when CUPW has been on strike, we have entered into picket protocols to allow members of UPCE/PSAC, other unions in postal facilities, and workers such as cleaners and cafeteria staff to go to work. However, these protocols do not cover supervisors, management and other senior-level Canada Post staff. This time around, the signed protocol does not cover members in the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA) bargaining unit. They have refused to sign a protocol with CUPW.
The CUPW National Executive Board (NEB) has decided not to file a 72-hour strike notice for now. The NEB has decided to give Canada Post an opportunity to finally address our demands. We are still determined to achieve the collective agreements that you deserve.
Conciliation ended on September 4, 2018. Despite over nine months of negotiations, sixty days of conciliation and the exchange of global offers, we are still without new contracts for both the urban and RSMC units.
Who can forget the reactionary, anti-labour law imposed by the Harper Conservative government in June 2011?
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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.