August 31, 2012
Notice to Bargain has Been Served Today
PSAC formally served Canada Post Corporation with notice to bargain today, August 30, 2012.
What to Expect
Serving notice to bargain means the official start of the process to negotiate a new Collective Agreement to replace the one that expires on August 31, 2012.
Your Collective Agreement Remains in Force Until Further Notice
Once notice to bargain has been served, the current provisions of the collective agreement remain in place until either a new Collective Agreement is reached, or the parties cannot agree to a new Contract.
In the meantime, if the Employer violates the collective agreement or changes your working conditions unilaterally – let your union steward know immediately.
CPC is prohibited by law from making any arbitrary changes to the provisions of your contract or any working conditions that were in place prior to the expiry of the Collective Agreement. Your union will take the appropriate steps to put a stop to such actions.
What Happens Next
Your bargaining team has assembled the Bargaining Input that was submitted and debated by members earlier this year at the UPCE PSAC National Bargaining Conference. The team has been working over the spring and summer to put together a comprehensive set of proposals that will be presented as soon as CPC and the Union team are able to meet.
We are at the very early stages of bargaining and you can expect additional information to be emailed directly to all members who have provided their personal email addresses to us in the near future and as bargaining progresses.
In the meantime if you have any bargaining questions, please direct them to the email address below.
Your Bargaining Team
Date Modified : 2012/08/31