2017/11/28

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.

2017/11/07

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

2017/10/05

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.

 

 

2017/08/09

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.

 

2017/07/28

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.

2017/05/19

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.

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