Canada Post tables second global offer in negotiations with PSAC/UPCE


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.




  • C. says:

    There is an update on negotiations on the PSAC Website.

  • Mike says:

    Sooooooo, how long does it take to type an update on what was discussed last week???? Hate being in the dark. Come on, any side going to let us know whats going on? Nothing on this website and nothing on UPCE’s web site???

  • C. says:

    There were negotiations last week – there should be updates from both sides this week. I always read both, apply my own intelligence, park my own agenda, look at the long term implications for the whole group and then make up my mind.

    Please don’t be silent, let PSAC know your concerns and engage in the discussion here as well if you can…this is your life….your job or career…how you put the roof over your head and food on the table…get involved.

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  • C. says:

    The negotiating teams met yesterday. Go to the UPCE web site there will likely be an update there regarding discussion this week. It may take a few days.

    I certainly expect to see a more rigorous schedule of discussions through November and December. Article 28 definitely has the potential to create an impasse. Perhaps some flexibility on the 40 km radius and how and who buy-out, retirement incentives may be offered may solve this without leaving everyone so vulnerable.

    It is a tough balance, protecting yourself from unscrupulous management and supporting a company whose mandate you work hard to protect. The Aesop Fable of “Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs” comes to mind” when I think of going on strike but at the same time do I want to see hundred’s of hard working people laid off and their jobs contracted out to minimum wage call centre ghettos or administrative work loaded onto the backs of APOC and MGT? Why they want to pay those groups 2 an 3 times what they pay someone in PSAC to do the work more effectively boggles my mind.

    Final offer arbitration is what I prefer…make each side really think about what is essential and bring their best offer to the table.

  • G says:

    Do we know what is going on? Union has not said a word to last offer ?

  • C. says:

    Hi M.

    I believe it is their intention to continue to Negotiate with CPC and not be pushed into accepting a contract that will essentially permit CPC to conduct a mass layoff and contract out jobs currently done by PSAC members.

  • Mike says:

    Yes it would be nice to know the unions intentions. But if you could read between their comments on the conference call we had a few weeks ago, they have no intention of accepting the latest offer. This means we will continue to sit in the dark when it comes to negotiations. The communication is terrible. If you want us to support you then include the membership so we all feel engaged in the process.

  • M. says:

    It would be nice to know the union’s intentions taking into consideration they have 2 days to accept or refuse CPC’s offer…

  • C. says:

    Decide in haste repent at leisure….

  • SVP says:

    Finally someone with something intelligent to say. Thank you “C”.

  • MC says:

    Let’s get this thing signed! It would also be nice for the members to hear from the Union, how the negotiations are going and if we’re getting close to get the agreement signed or not…

  • Aaron says:

    I say we sign. Last time the contracts got worse it seemed and this sounds good to me

  • C. says:

    There have not been enough negotiation time, CPC says that PSAC have not been available. The PSAC chief negotiator has been changed and it appears to me that the negotiations have only just begun in earnest. I expect to see more availability and discussion going forward with the new head. There are only a few articles that are in dispute but they are MAJOR concerns.

    $500 signing bonus is an insult – after tax, its a happy meal a month folks. If the buy out clause is attractive to you there is nothing stopping CPC from offering you one today…if you are surplus and in a position where this could help – ask your manager if one is possible for you.

    Unfortunately, CPC has contracted out customer service to inferior call centres where people will bail for an additional 10 cents and hour. These jobs would be perfect for surplus employees because they could be done from home by employees anywhere in the country. There are alternatives but CPC will not entertain these ideas.

    There are two types of management in the world those that understand that people want to be valued, work hard, succeed and be recognized accordingly and the other type who think that people are lazy and have to be watched. It takes the first type to create innovative, creative successful companies and the second type of management to ruin everything.

    Note to all senior management…stop living in fear, posturing, playing political games and indulging in power trips…just be decent human beings and treat others as such…you’ll be amazed at the results.

  • JDM says:

    Well this doesn’t look good for me as a 5 year surplus employee. I’ve relocated once already. Sigh.. this sucks.

  • Joseph says:

    Im good with this…lets sign and get the $500!!

  • D says:

    Please sign!!! This has gone on for far to long!!

  • Mike says:

    So when do we vote on this contract? Seems like both the corporation and the union have withdrawn a few demands, notable ones too. So lets vote!!

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