September 20, 2018

  • Final resolution on pay equity

September – December 2018

  • Implementation meetings between Canada Post and CUPW
  • Glove allowance retroactive payment
January-April 2019

  • Wage adjustments (Jan 1/19)
  • Benefit & leave changes
  • Vacation entitlement
  • Pre-retirement entitlement
  • Isolated Post Allowance
  • BC Health Care Premium
  • Additional retroactive payments
June 13, 2019

  • Retroactive wage adjustments for 2016-2018 (route holders, PRES,OCRE)
  • Recovery of retroactive premiums (DI, BLIP)
October 17, 2019

  • PCIs and lock changes become pensionable and insurable back to Jan 2016 (route holders only)
  • Retroactive payments for PCIs, lock changes, RPA back to Jan 2016
  • Retroactive wage payment for Jan 1-2/16
  • Canada Post Neighbourhood MailTM compensation adjustment
  • Collection of union dues arrears
  • Collection of pension contributions and insurance premiums for PCIs, lock changes and RPA.
October 2019

We are nearing the end of the pay equity resolution process. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete the transition as quickly as possible.

  • Letter 1 (route holders and permanent relief employees PREs)
  • Letter 2 (on-call relief employees)
May 2019

Retroactive wage adjustments and recovery of retroactive benefits premiums for 2016-2018

April 2019

Basic Life Insurance Plan (BLIP) and CPC Paid Death Benefit (Age 65+)


CPC Paid Death Benefit (Age 65+):

February 2019

Retroactive payments for leave
Individuals who are entitled to retroactive payments for leave for the period of January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018 will receive their payment details by mail. Payments will be recorded on the March 7 pay statement under Wage Type 1831 – RSMC Pay Equity Lump Sum Non Pensionable.
How retroactive payments for leave are calculated

Vacation entitlement
As part of the resolution, active route holders and Permanent Relief Employees (PREs) became entitled to additional vacation leave, retroactive to January 1, 2016:

  Vacation leave criteria
4 weeks after 7 years of continuous employment
5 weeks after 14 years of continuous employment
6 weeks after 21 years of continuous employment
7 weeks after 28 years of continuous employment

As well, as of January 1, 2019, route holders and PREs are able to bid on vacation. A lump sum will be paid for the previous three years, if applicable.

Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance (route holders and PREs with more than 13.3 scheduled hours/week)

January 2019

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have been working together to implement the wage and benefit changes associated with the 2018 pay equity resolution.

The resolution to pay equity directly impacts more than 12,000 employees and former employees and will affect different people in different ways. Because some changes are more complex to implement than others, it will take time to complete the process, so adjustments will be introduced in stages.

As changes are implemented, individuals who are impacted will be contacted by mail. We will also be posting copies of correspondence on this page so you can refer to them at any time*.

Have more questions? Contact AccessHR at or 1-877-807-9090.

*Any correspondence that includes private information will not be posted.

December 2018

Letter from Anne Therese MacEachern
Wage adjustments, glove allowance and leave changes
British Columbia Medical Services Plan overview (BC residents only)
British Columbia Medical Services Plan enrollment form (BC residents only)


Canada Post-CUPW resolution on pay equity


Today, Arbitrator Maureen Flynn released her final ruling on pay equity between Canada Post’s rural and suburban mail carriers and urban delivery agents.

Our Chair of the Board of Directors and Interim President and CEO, Jessica L. McDonald, has written a letter to update all employees about this important issue.

You may also read the full ruling.