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Ratification and Strike Vote times

We are holding votes for both the ratification of the tentative collective agreement and for another strike mandate. Only Members in Good Standing (MIGS) will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement. The strike vote is open to everyone represented by CUPW.

The voting will be preceded by an information meeting. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory. The doors will be tiled (locked) 15 minutes from start times posted. Please plan to spend a minimum of one (1) hour at the meeting, with voting to take place following the meeting. Below are the list of meeting times:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pacific Gateway Hotel
3500 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC

6:30 A.M.*
8:30 A.M.*
10:30 A.M.*

1:30 P.M.*

5 P.M.*

7 P.M.*

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Metrotown Hilton
6083 McKay Ave.
Burnaby, BC

11 A.M.
1 P.M.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.
Vancouver, BC

5 P.M.
7 P.M.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.
Vancouver, BC

11 A.M.*

* Sign Language Interpreters have not yet been confirmed

Please note that the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond (MAP) has provided a link to register for parking. All you need to do is click on the link and provide your license plate number.

In Solidarity,
Heather Andrews

Survey of Member Child Care Needs - Lower Mainland of British Columbia

CUPW is trying to help!

CUPW negotiated a $2.5 million child care fund to be used to improve access to quality affordable child care for CUPW members. Some of that money is being used to fund child care projects in locals across the country to help members get the kind of child care they need.


Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Group 2 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Groups 1, 3 & 4 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Vancouver Local Union Hall - 4530 Dawson St., Burnaby, BC

Temporary Workers Rights Course - November 18th, 2016

Friday, November 18th, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vancouver Local Union Hall - 4530 Dawson St., Burnaby, BC

CUPW Pension Course - November 19th, 2016

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

9 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-Election Results - September 2016

Elected at the September GMM were:

Chief Steward – PPC Shift 1 Perry Kumar

Chief Steward – External Denish Bahadur

Congratulations to both of the successful candidates. Our appreciation goes out to all members who offered themselves to the positions and to all those who took the time to attend the meeting.

In solidarity,

Heather Andrews
Vancoouver Local of CUPW


BY-ELECTION Recording Secretary/By-Laws Chair

Due to the election of Denish Bahadur as a Chief Shop Steward (External), the above position is now open for election.

MSC/Transportation Update - September 22 2016

As you are no doubt aware, Canada Post has nearly completed its campaign to streamline its operations and cut jobs, otherwise known as Postal Transformation (PT). It is understood, that any new initiative or overhauling of an organisation’s previous system comes with a whole new set of challenges. That being said, I think it is important to note that we do not ignore our Collective Agreement and health and safety, when embarking on these new changes. The Union met with the employer on September 21, 2016, alongside MSC representatives from the Pacific Processing Centre (PPC), to discuss issues raised by drivers in regards to working conditions, health and safety, staffing, and changes to work schedules. Below are some key points worth mentioning:

Parcels and Admail
Monday September 12 2016

The draft versions of both agreements will go to the printer shortly and in the meantime we will continue to issue bulletins on the various changes to the two collective agreements. Today’s bulletin will provide details on the changes to parcel delivery and unaddressed admail for Urban letter carriers.

Ratification Process
Friday September 2 2016

Now that we have tentative collective agreements that have been recommended by the majority of the National Executive Board (NEB), what are the next steps?


Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00 P.M.
The Maritime
Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.,
East Vancouver.



Steward List April 2016

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1975 - A 42 day strike by CUPW resulted in fairer disciplinary procedures, guarantees on employment, classification, pay, retraining and a clear definition of "technological change".

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