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.