2017/08/09

Today, August 9, 2017, Canada Post tabled a global offer to the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE).

 
The offer includes a lump sum payment of $500, if a new collective agreement is reached by November 2, 2017. It also includes a 1.25% wage increase in Years 1 and 2 and 1.5% increase in Years 3 and 4.

 
Highlights of the offer are captured in this mailer, which has been mailed to the homes of employees represented by PSAC/UPCE.

 
For more information, read the full offer. Our goal is to reach an agreement that is competitive and fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers. The offer is designed to secure a timely resolution to negotiations.

 
The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

 
We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

 

2017/07/28

After two months without meeting, bargaining teams for Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) returned to the negotiating table for three days this week. Talks continue to move forward, but without major progress.

 
We have communicated to PSAC/UPCE our willingness to negotiate wage and benefits increases and other improvements, as well as our eagerness to meet at any time to reach a new collective agreement in a timely manner. However, the pace of negotiations has not quickened. Since notice to bargain was issued on August 10, 2016, the parties have only met face-to-face 14 days in total in the last year.

 
The parties are not scheduled to meet again until the end of September.

 
The Corporation remains fully committed to reaching a collective agreement that is fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers.

 
The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

 
We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

2017/05/19

Through two days of meetings this week, negotiators from Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) exchanged positions on one another’s proposals.

The parties are not scheduled to meet again until July, with additional dates in the fall.

The Corporation remains available to meet at any time to ensure we reach a negotiated settlement. We are prepared to negotiate wage and benefit increases and eager to secure a four-year collective agreement that is fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers.

The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

2017/04/19

Bargaining teams for Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) met on April 11-12 to discuss proposals. It was the first meeting since February.

The parties have only met over nine days since notice to bargain was filed on August 10, 2016. We are to meet again with the Alliance in mid-May and in late July, but reiterated that we are available to meet at any time to ensure we reach a negotiated settlement in a timely manner.

As indicated in a summary of our key proposals, we are prepared to negotiate wage and benefit increases and other improvements.

We remain fully committed to negotiating a new four-year collective agreement that is fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers.

The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

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