On Monday, December 4, the negotiating committee met with Canada Post to present our opening statement on the program of demands. During this meeting, Canada Post also presented its opening remarks. Their presentation did not clearly define its demands and rollbacks, but instead provided a vague and non-specific outline of topics that they would like to discuss at the bargaining table.
During the last round of negotiations, the Union and Canada Post agreed to switch from current payroll to arrears payroll for full-time Urban Operations members. This change will occur in January 2018 and will not impact the amount of your pay.
Geneviève, Hélène, Annie, Nathalie, Barbara, Anne-Marie, Maud, Maryse, Sonia, Michèle, Barbara, Annie, Anne-Marie, Maryse. These are the names of 14 young women aged 20 to 31 whom we will never forget. December 6, 1989, is a day that will forever remain engraved in our collective memory. That day, twenty-eight years ago, the horrible face of misogyny reared its ugly head when 14 women were massacred simply because they were women.
On October 16, Canada Post’s pay equity consultant issued, a very disappointing report, which states that there is no wage disparity between RSMCs and urban letter carriers. After reading this report, we initiated the negotiations period set out in the memorandum of agreement on the pay equity study.
It hurts to work at the post office. Overburdening and lack of respect contribute to a very stressful workplace and life. Sometimes the pain of these injuries are not visual. We carry physical or emotional pain and get through the day best we can. We are not alone. There are an estimated one billion people who are living with disabilities worldwide. This Sunday, December 3, 2017 is the International Day of Disabled Persons.
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.