Happy 'Peak Season' everybody! In recognition of all you do, and as a thank you for sacrificing your Saturday mornings to attend GMMs, The Victoria Executive will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the December 21, 2019 GMM @ 9:30.
*This is not a potluck but if you wish to bring something to share, please do!
Next GMM ...
Dec. 21, 2019 @10
Bsmt - 802 Esquimalt Rd
** We would like to start doing 50/50 draws again for summer BBQ's. Bring some change with you , Tickets will be $2 each, or 3 for $5 **
The Canadian Labour Congress Winter School 2020 Schedule is out. The Victoria Local will be sending 2 people this year. For Course Schedule and Application, click here
No courses at this time, Please check back in January 2020!
News and Events
Meet The New Boss; Same As The Old Boss?
Friday April 5 2019
Recently, a new CEO of Canada Post was appointed. Doug Ettinger replaces interim CEO, Jessica McDonald, who will remain as Chair of the Board at Canada Post. CUPW met with Mr. Ettinger for the first time last week. A wide range of issues were discussed, but no commitments were made.
Mr. Ettinger claims that one of his top priorities is improving labour relations at Canada Post. We’ve heard this talk before. His predecessor made the same type of conciliatory remarks in public, but in practice continued with the same anti-worker policies. McDonald talked a good game, but at the end of the day, she was not willing to settle pay equity for RSMCs, to deal with urgent health and safety issues, and to treat workers with respect.
Ms. McDonald’s brief stint as CEO was marked with dishonesty. Will Mr. Ettinger’s be the same? Time will tell.
Wednesday February 6 2019
Potentially Impacted Employees
The potentially impacted employees are those hired into the CUPW-UPO bargaining unit on or after February 1, 2013 and either promoted or transferred into a new function with a higher maximum rate of pay.
The Union has been in discussions with CPC since August 2018 about how they were incorrectly calculating pay increments for indeterminate employees, and have finally gotten an agreement. CPC was not following the language under article 35.08(a) promotion. CPC has agreed to:
Compensate all employees affected from August 2018;
Resolve all existing grievances;
Employee who do not have a grievance and who were affected prior to August 2018 will be compensated from August 2018 onwards.
For more info click here
** Attention Retirees **
You have until June 30, 2019 to apply for a 50% rebate of the BC Medical Service Plan payments from Canada Post
For more info click here..
Tuesday January 22, 2019
The first two days of hearings, in front of Arbitrator MacPherson, are now complete. Much of the time was spent clarifying the “matters” that are still in dispute and will be argued during the arbitration. After hearing the submissions from the CUPW and Canada Post counsels, the arbitrator made her ruling on the matters that are in dispute.
Pay Equity as of January 1st, 2019
This is it, as of January 1st, RSMCs will finally see the result of the pay equity process on their pay stub for pay period #2 (December 30, 2018 to January 12, 2019), which you will receive on January 24, 2019. Your activity values will be increased to reflect the salary rate of letter carriers. You will also be entitled to new paid leaves, will have access faster to an increased amount of annual leave, and will be eligible to pre-retirement leave and other benefits described below in this bulletin...
Thursday December 20 2018
FALL EDUCATION SEMINARS (Nov. 2-4, 2019)
The Pacific Region fall education seminars will be taking place at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown from Saturday November 2nd to Monday November 4th 2019. Courses are open to all Members in Good Standing (MIGS) who meet the prerequisites (as required)
Courses being offered are listed in the Education tab