Today, Canada Post tabled a significant, time-limited offer to quickly bring discussions to a close and reach negotiated settlements with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), both Urban and RSMC.
Both offers include pay increases for all employees of 2 per cent per year for four years. We are also taking the extraordinary measure of offering a signing bonus of up to $1,000 for full-time employees and pro-rated for others to ensure we can all deliver holiday mail and parcels to Canadians while minimizing delay.
This offer also includes improvements to address the Union’s concerns around workloads and other issues. For example, for Urban, we now propose to suspend the application of clause 15.14 (compulsory overtime) for the duration of the collective agreement, and in updating volumes each year, we now propose to adjust the assessed workload of a route only if it results in a positive impact on the employee’s route.
In order to reinforce our commitment regarding the health and safety of our employees, we are also proposing a new $10-million Health and Safety Fund. It will pay for jointly identified initiatives that will accelerate our progress to improving our safety and reduce all incidents.
The offer contains significant improvements designed to conclude negotiations and get us all ready for the holiday season. It is all we can afford and represents the best opportunity to resolve negotiations.
If we can’t reach a resolution by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018, it will unfortunately have to be withdrawn and re-evaluated based on the real and lasting impact that continued disruptions at this time of year would have on our customers and our business.
An important message to CUPW-represented employees and the offers are below.
CUPW offers – Message to employees and summaries (Urban & RSMC)
We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and the Negotiations Hub.