Bargaining teams for Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) were back at the negotiating table this week for the first time since the parties exchanged opening proposals in October. The parties met on January 17 and 18.
Our negotiating team spent time elaborating on what we discussed in our opening remarks on October 19. The Corporation tabled all of its language for all of its proposals in order to ensure a mutual understanding. The parties are scheduled to meet again in February.
The Corporation is prepared to provide wage increases and remains committed to achieving a new four-year collective agreement in a timely manner. It is our goal to reach an agreement that is fair for employees and that helps us to address our business challenges.
The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.
We will keep you informed of key developments in negotiations through your team leaders, Head Office communications.
On October 18, the Corporation met with the PSAC/UPCE bargaining team and shared presentations on Parcels and Smartmail Marketing™, as well as a financial overview which highlighted the business challenges associated with financial self-sustainability.
The parties also met on October 19 to exchange opening statements, which included a summary of each party’s proposals for this round of negotiations.
We will keep you informed of key negotiation developments through your team leaders, Head Office communications and the Negotiations Hub.
The collective agreement between Canada Post and PSAC expired on August 31, 2016, but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.
On August 10, 2016, Canada Post received a Notice to Bargain from the Public Service Alliance of Canada /Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE).
A Notice to Bargain is the routine, initial stage of a labour negotiations process.
The parties have agreed to begin negotiations October 18.
The current collective agreement expires on August 31, 2016 but the terms and conditions continue to apply.
We will keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders, Head Office communications and a Negotiations Hub on Intrapost.
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