Canada Post is pleased to announce that members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) have ratified a four-year collective agreement with Canada Post.

The agreement provides 2% wage increases in every year of the contract, as well as improved health-care benefits.

Susan Margles, Canada Post’s Chief People and Safety Officer, and François Paradis, UPCE’s National President, provide highlights of the deal in the letter below. The letter was sent to the homes of all PSAC/UPCE-represented employees.

Thank you to the bargaining teams who worked through the COVID-19 pandemic to reach a tentative agreement in April 2020. Thanks, as well, to all PSAC/UPCE-represented employees for their ongoing focus on our customers, especially during these trying times.

2020/05/28

Today, the bargaining teams for Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) signed a new four-year collective agreement that will be in effect from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020.

As communicated in February, the new collective agreement includes a wage increase in every year and a single rate of pay for volume counters. Wage increases for Years 1 and 2 of the agreement will be paid retroactively and appear on the May 17, 2018 pay statement.

The new agreement will have an immediate impact on members who hold an FI designation, and those expecting to retire on or after June 26. 2018. The new agreement preserves the job security language in Article 28, and addresses challenges with surplus status.

Highlights are summarized in this mailer, which will be mailed to the homes of all PSAC/UPCE-represented employees. Copies of the full collective agreement will also be printed and distributed to all PSAC/UPCE-represented employees and their team leaders, and posted on Intrapost.

2018/03/26

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A message from: Canada Post Chief Human Resources Officer Scott McDonald

I am pleased to announce that members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) have ratified a new four-year collective agreement.

The agreement includes a wage increase in every year of the deal, with 1.5 per cent in the first and second years; 1.75 per cent in the third; and 1.8 per cent in the fourth year. It also includes a single rate of pay for volume counters.

There are also improvements to the Extended Health Care Plan and increases in coverage to major dental services.

The current level of contributions (65% employer paid and 35% employee paid) under the Extended Health Care Plan (EHCP) will remain for employees who retire prior to three months from the date of signing. Those who retire three months or more after signing will contribute 50% to the plan, and the Corporation the other 50%.

No changes were made to the Canada Post pension plan.

The tentative agreement preserves the job security language in Article 28 but includes new language that addresses challenges with surplus status.

PSAC/UPCE’s new agreement is effective from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020.

I commend both negotiating teams for their significant efforts to reach an agreement, and want to thank all PSAC/UPCE-represented employees for their hard work and composure during a lengthy negotiations process.

2018/02/23

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Canada Post has reached a tentative agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE).

The parties reached the deal over the weekend, after six straight days of bargaining and 13 months of negotiation.

The tentative agreement is subject to a ratification vote by PSAC/UPCE members. If ratified, the new collective agreement would take effect immediately and replace the collective agreement that expired on August 31, 2016.

PSAC/UPCE’s negotiations team will communicate information to its members about the ratification process.

2017/11/28

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Canada Post has tabled another global offer in quick response to a counter offer from the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE).

Here is a letter to employees from Scott McDonald about this:

Canada Post tables global offer in response to PSAC/UPCE counter

Dear colleagues,

Canada Post has tabled another global offer in quick response to a counter offer from the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE).

Our wage proposal remains the same: increases of 1.25 per cent in the first year, 1.5 per cent in the second and third years, and 1.75 per cent in the fourth year. It still includes a single rate of pay for volume counters.

As a new collective agreement was not reached by November 2, 2017, our offer of a lump sum payment of $500 expired and was not extended.

The improvements we introduced to the Extended Health Care and Dental plans remain on the table.

No changes have been made to the Canada Post pension plan.

On job security, our new proposal keeps the job security language in Article 28 intact but includes new language to this effect: after holding surplus status for two continuous years, the employee will receive a transition support payment and their employment will end.

Even though the collective agreement with PSAC/UPCE is mature with well-established provisions, we moved where we could. Our goal remains to reach a negotiated settlement.

The full offer will be on the Negotiations Hub on Intrapost or by clicking on “I’m an employee” on canadapost.ca.

The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders, head office communications and updates on the Negotiations Hub.

Scott McDonald
Chief Human Resources Officer

2017/11/07

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Last week, Canada Post tabled a second global offer to the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE), after the Union had countered our initial global offer.

Our new offer includes wage increases of 1.25 per cent in the first year, 1.5 per cent in the second and third years, and 1.75 per cent in the fourth year. It also includes a single rate of pay for volume counters.

It maintains an additional lump sum payment of $500 – but only if a new collective agreement is reached by November 2, 2017.

A summary of the offer and the full offer appear below.

The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

 

 

2017/10/05

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Today, August 9, 2017, Canada Post tabled a global offer to the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE).

The offer includes a lump sum payment of $500, if a new collective agreement is reached by November 2, 2017. It also includes a 1.25% wage increase in Years 1 and 2 and 1.5% increase in Years 3 and 4.

Highlights of the offer are captured in this mailer, which has been mailed to the homes of employees represented by PSAC/UPCE.

For more information, read the full offer. Our goal is to reach an agreement that is competitive and fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers. The offer is designed to secure a timely resolution to negotiations.

The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

 

2017/08/09

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After two months without meeting, bargaining teams for Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) returned to the negotiating table for three days this week. Talks continue to move forward, but without major progress.

 
We have communicated to PSAC/UPCE our willingness to negotiate wage and benefits increases and other improvements, as well as our eagerness to meet at any time to reach a new collective agreement in a timely manner. However, the pace of negotiations has not quickened. Since notice to bargain was issued on August 10, 2016, the parties have only met face-to-face 14 days in total in the last year.

 
The parties are not scheduled to meet again until the end of September.

 
The Corporation remains fully committed to reaching a collective agreement that is fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers.

 
The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

 
We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

2017/07/28

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Through two days of meetings this week, negotiators from Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) exchanged positions on one another’s proposals.

The parties are not scheduled to meet again until July, with additional dates in the fall.

The Corporation remains available to meet at any time to ensure we reach a negotiated settlement. We are prepared to negotiate wage and benefit increases and eager to secure a four-year collective agreement that is fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers.

The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

2017/05/19

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Bargaining teams for Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) met on April 11-12 to discuss proposals. It was the first meeting since February.

The parties have only met over nine days since notice to bargain was filed on August 10, 2016. We are to meet again with the Alliance in mid-May and in late July, but reiterated that we are available to meet at any time to ensure we reach a negotiated settlement in a timely manner.

As indicated in a summary of our key proposals, we are prepared to negotiate wage and benefit increases and other improvements.

We remain fully committed to negotiating a new four-year collective agreement that is fair for employees while meeting our business challenges and the needs of our customers.

The collective agreement expired on August 31, 2016 but will continue to apply as per the terms of the Canada Labour Code.

We will continue to keep you informed of key developments through your team leaders and head office communications.

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2017/04/19

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