Consultation Minutes
Canada Post Corporation (CPC)
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Held on December 17, 2012
YDC Monthly UMM

K. Aggarwal M. Duquette
L. Aitchison C. Beth
M. DeAbreu E. Deschene
C. Licorish L. Charles

Old Business

J. Painter Arbitration

CUPW: He wants to work at Gateway or somewhere west as a PO-4

CPC: His PPD’s are lifted. Laura will check to see if there are vacancies but his current restrictions allow him to do the MSC function.

Contacting YDC – status quo

Annual leave for 2013-2014

Annual leave consultation commenced. Group 2 discussed.

There are 11 blocks this time. CUPW stated the numbers looked fine. Bar chart relief and opportunity possibly for more columns discussed. Kimti will check with Alex A.

December 10th is the start date for bidding. Everything is the same as last year, only the dates are different.

Group 1 discussed. Everything is the same as last year. Union states that pre-retirement should be 52 weeks. Kimti will look into.

CUPW: Who is currently observing the first round.

CPC: Not sure at this moment, but will find out and notify you after the meeting.


UMO positions

CUPW: You’ve created 2 positions. I’ve asked for consultations and you’ve put 2 people from Gateway into it.

CPC: These will be addressed at the upcoming article 54 meeting with the parties.


Christmas Operations

CUPW: Is there more maintenance people needed. Extra vehicles and temps should be brought in. There is a difference between 3 and 4 week assignments according to the C/A.

CPC: Extra vehicle for Xmas has been arranged already. Will review on what the temps will be doing, if there are to be multiple week assignments. East delivery temps will be used in YDC as required once we exhaust YDC temp list.

Extra clearances of the RPO’s are the same as last year.

We would like to also change group 1 times for December 24 and 31 as well as voluntary early tours on those same days.

CUPW: You are limiting to hour overtime, we disagree. We would like to maximize the overtime for full timers.

CPC: We can’t load with times more than that. The PDSL presents a problem with the cut-off time and the loading of the trucks presents a problem. We are offering as much as we can but operationally it is almost impossible to offer more than one hour over time to all regular full time employees.

CUPW: As per 18.14 there should be reduction in staff during the Christmas period

CPC: Our intent is to have the operation wrapped up by 16:00 hours and close the building at 18:00.


New Business

Station reps in RTW meetings

CUPW: There is an issue with the local shop steward attending RTW meetings. In addition to Joanna Hartanu it is necessary sometimes for local reps to be in the return to work meeting

CPC: follow up….If the employee requests a specific union representative then he will be allowed in the meeting. As this is a return to work meeting, during the meeting it is expected that there is one representative for the employee and that proper protocol in this regard will be followed.

Lieu days

CUPW: Are lieu days being denied for this Christmas period?

CPC: If they have requested prior to 10 days then they have been granted. If it is less than the 10 days as per collective agreement they are being denied


Scan tags coming from the YDC

CUPW: The tags from the YDC are incorrect for RSMC walks since the re-org. The tags are not showing the new walks and when scanned by the group 1 employees they are being directed to the wrong walks

CPC: Kimti will look into and respond

Out of station lists for working at the YDC

CUPW: There is an employee from Unionville who wants to be added to the YDC. Who do they contact to be put on the list.

CPC: Bill Searle is the contact and he works at the YDC. He will be the one in charge of the list


End of Meeting

Next Meeting Scheduled for January 14th, 2013 at 9:00am @ YDC.