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3rd Annual CUPW Solidarity Picnic and Barbeque

3rd Annual CUPW Solidarity Picnic and Barbeque

Saturday, September 17th from 11 AM to 4 PM
Deas Island Regional Park, Delta BC
6090 Deas Island Rd, Delta, BC
(Fisher’s Field Picnic Area – see map on reverse)

BY-ELECTION Chief Shop Steward-Group 2

Chief Shop Steward-Group 2

Following the resignation of Brother Felix McGowan, there is a vacancy in the Chief Shop Steward-Outside Function.

Understanding the Bar Charts

Understanding the Bar Charts
Friday, September 30th, 2016

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vancouver Local Union Hall - 4530 Dawson St., Burnaby, BC
By Skytrain: 1.5 blocks south of Brentwood Skytrain down the stairs off Willingdon Ave.
By Car: turn right down the ramp (after the shop fronts) on Dawson St. to the back of the building

Fall Education Seminars – November 3 to 6, 2016 - Whistler, B.C.

The fall education seminars for the Pacific Region will be held at the Whistler Conference Centre, 4010 Whistler Way with accommodation at the Aava Whistler Hotel, 4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, B. C. The courses will run Thursday, November 3 (evening) to Sunday, November 6, 2016. The following courses are being offered:

WCB Vocational Rehabilitation What Can the WCB Offer to Help Me Get Me Back to Work?

A lot of injured workers can't go back to their jobs because of a resulting disability after their injury at work. They need help to get working again. The WCB (aka WorkSafeBC) can offer different kinds of assistance to do that. (The organization is still legally the WCB).

The WCB vocational rehabilitation consultant (VRC) has to go through five steps to figure out what kind of help to offer an injured worker.

Preparing Your Householders: What you’re Actually Entitled to and What Canada Post isn’t Telling You

The summer is upon us and flyers – now known as neighbourhood mail – are at record highs again this year. Combine this with Postal Transformation (PT) and you now have a recipe for disaster.

Canada Post And CUPW Back At The Table by Redeye Collective

Two weeks ago Canada Post issued 72-hour lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. But management withdrew its lockout notice when it didn’t get the backing of the Liberal government. Jennifer Savage is president of the Vancouver local of CUPW. She explains the issues at the bargaining table. Jennifer Savage speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.

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Unless Given Direction By Management or Your Picket Captain.

On July 6, 2016, Canada Post extended their 72-hour notice that our Collective Agreement is no longer in place. This is not an automatic trigger for a lockout or strike.

Members who do not show up for work may be subject to discipline. The Collective Agreement will no longer be in place and we would fall under the terms and conditions of the Canada Labour Code. Therefore, all members must report to work.

The Union remains committed to negotiating a Collective Agreement that is fair for all postal workers.

If you have any questions, please contact your shop steward or picket captain. Your picket captain is posted on the picket duty roster.

In Solidarity,
Jennifer Savage


A Decent Collective Agreement in 2016

And we just might save our public postal service in the process, despite the actions of Canada Post management.

Pacific & Prairie Regions – PEL 5-day Education Seminar “Advanced Shop Steward” Course & “Turtle Island” Course

The Pacific Region has announced that the next 5-day Education Seminars will be held in conjunction with the Prairie Region in Gimli, Manitoba from September 18 to 23, 2016. These are Paid Education Leave (PEL) courses so we are limited to twenty (20) participants in total or ten (10) in each class per Region.

The courses being offered are as follows:


Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, August 25, 2016
7:00 P.M.
The Maritime
Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.,
East Vancouver.



Steward List April 2016

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