June 29 , 2012
Canada Post bargaining team meets to discuss proposals
Your bargaining team comprised of Hélène Arbique, Brian Collins, François Paradis, Kristin MacLean along with Shawn Vincent, PSAC Research Officer and Erna Post Negotiatior, met in Ottawa June 24 to 27 to continue the work we started in April upon conclusion of the bargaining conference.
The team is currently reviewing all the bargaining proposals that have been submitted from the membership and discussed at the bargaining conference. We are scheduled to meet several more times over the summer months in July and August in order to prepare for what we anticipate will be a very challenging round of negotiations.
As soon as the team is in a position to provide additional information, we will be communicating to all members. This will take the form of a bulletin which will be posted on the PSAC and UPCE websites with a copy provided through the PSAC Regional Office Representatives, the steward network and to the personal emails each of you have provided us.
The PSAC/UPCE will not provide any bargaining information to a Canada Post e-mail address, so if you have not done so already, please contact your PSAC Representative or your union steward and provide them with your personal e-mail address. They will forward the information through the proper channels to ensure that we add it to the e-mail tree. All future bargaining related communications will then be received by you directly into your personal e-mail. This is a very good way to keep apprised of developments during the negotiations of your new collective agreement.
In the meantime, the current provisions of the collective agreement will remain in effect to August 31 2012. Once notice to bargain is provided and/or bargaining commences, there will be a statutory freeze on all terms and conditions of the current collective agreement. This freeze will remain until there is either an impasse in bargaining, which could lead to possible job action, or, there is a new collective agreement that has been ratified. Both scenarios will require a vote by you and your co-workers in the bargaining unit.
That means your current collective agreement will remain in place until further notice.
Stay tuned for additional updates over the summer months as we will be providing additional information after the next set of team meetings. Keeping yourself informed is the best way to ensure your voice is heard.
Your Bargaining team
Date Modified : 2012/06/29