We are the CANADIAN UNION of POSTAL WORKERS, SCARBOROUGH LOCAL, 602.  The National Office of the C.U.P.W./S.T.T.P. has a bilingual website.

August 25, 2016

Alert #3 – CPC Says No To Government Request To Extend Strike Mandate

Things are moving quickly. The National Executive Board (NEB) has been meeting since early this morning. The press conference has been postponed until further notice.

Canada Post Refused Extension

Yesterday, the Government proposed that the parties agree to a 24-hour extension of our strike mandate. The NEB agreed to this proposal but Canada Post refused it. How many more times will the Government allow Canada Post management to ignore its requests? The Government also stated that it will appoint a high-profile mediator.

What Now?

Based on Canada Post’s refusal to agree to the 24-hour extension of our strike mandate, we have issued our 72-hour notice of strike activity. We will be in a legal strike position as of 11:59 pm Sunday, August 28, 2016. The NEB will inform everyone if, when and what strike activities will occur. Please monitor all communication channels so that you are informed.

Why Issue the 72-Hour Notice?

We never wanted a strike. We wanted to negotiate good collective agreements for all CUPW postal workers. Canada Post did not want to negotiate. Canada Post wanted to force rollbacks and concessions on us. Canada Post has left us no choice. We will stand and fight against rollbacks, for retirement security and for pay equity. We are determined to improve both collective agreements. This is why we have issued our 72-hour notice of strike activity today.

Now is the Time to Stand Our Ground!

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2016-08-25 - Canada Post labour talks appear stalled as strike deadline nears

2016-08-22 - Hamilton politicians put stamp on postal banking for Canada Post

2016-08-20 - Arbitrator chooses Canada Post's proposal in final offer selection process with postmasters association (CPAA)

2016-08-19 - Canada Post: Talks With Union Have ‘Reached an Impasse’

2016-08-19 - Canada Post union leaders left frustrated by lack of answers at annual meeting

2016-08-19 - CEO of Canada Post needs to be removed: National Union | National Union of Public and General Employees’

2016-08-19 - CUPW Info Rally in Grand Falls-Windsor Addressing Disparity Between Urban, Rural Workers

2016-08-16 - Canada Post: Labour dispute a dark cloud over annual public meeting

2016-08-13 - Unionized Canada Post workers fearing lockout hold information picket in Richmond Hill

2016-08-13 - Canada Post workers in Paradise want equal pay, pensions

2016-08-11 - Postal banking is worth a look to help the working poor

2016-08-10 - CUPW to rally with postal workers on pay equity, pensions

2016-08-10 - A clash of visions for public postal service: What's at stake at Canada Post

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This Local is affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress, Ontario Federation of Labour and the Labour Council Metropolitan Toronto and York Region and the Durham Region Labour Council.

The Local is composed of the members as a whole. It is comprised of a Local Executive Committee which shall consist of at least 11 members in good standing. The members, at regular monthly Membership and Special meetings or by a referendum vote are the Supreme Authority of the Local.


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2016 LOCK OUT!

Canada Post Corporation has complained to the Minister of Labour that the Union is not willing to sell you out and accept the ecessives rollbacks. CLICK this link to see more information.


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A day at the Labour Day Parade counts as a picket duty day in the Lockout!

Postal Banking

The Local strongly supports the concept of "Postal Banking". All Canadians in Rural Areas and econimcally disadvantage need access to banking services at a responsible price, not more pay day loans shops. CLICK this link to see more information.

Save Door To Door Delivery

The Local is very involved with the "Save Canada Post" campaign and it's various aspects impact all citizens and employees at Canada Post CLICK this link to see more information.

Bulletin # 65

Negotiations Continue: Meeting With The Government

Bulletin # 64

What Is Canada Post Waiting For?

Bulletin # 63

CPC And Pay Equity

Bulletin # 62

Labour Code And Strikes

Bulletin # 61

Are We Making Progress?

Bulletin # 60

Message Delivered

Bulletin # 59

Time To Intensify

Media Advisory

Postal Workers And Friends March To Prime Minister’s Office

Bulletin # 58

A Message To The Prime Minister

Media Advisory

Rally for pensions, pay equity and sustainable public services

Bulletin # 57

Why Equity Is Important To Urban Workers

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